Tag: inaccessible

06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Trump and Biden have inaccessible campaign websites: report

  • A new report conducted by digital accessibility group Ablr found 17 accessibility violations spread across the campaign websites of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
  • About one out of every four adults in the United States is a person with a disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • This means about 26% of the country’s population might have difficulty accessing key information from these two campaign websites, Ablr CEO John Samuel said.
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A new report released Tuesday says that the campaign websites for both presidential candidates are not entirely accessible, potentially denying critical information to the nation’s 61 million people with disabilities.

The report, conducted by digital accessibility group Ablr, found a total of 17 violations spread across the campaign websites of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Between those two, Biden’s website was the leader in accessibility issues, with 13 violations. Trump’s campaign website has four violations, according to the report.

The report also examined the government pages for Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. Both of these sites had multiple violations as well, the report noted.

“According to the CDC, 26% of the US population lives with a disability, which means that with just a few weeks until the election, one in four Americans may not be able to access the websites for the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates,” said Ablr CEO John Samuel.

“We hope this audit encourages the immediate improvement of the website accessibility for each candidate’s site, as well as encourages all organizations and companies to ensure their websites are inclusive to individuals with disabilities,” Samuel continued.

The violations indicate that neither the Trump nor Biden campaign sites is in compliance with the Web Content