Dublin Bus - Driven To Distraction

New on Frontend Usability Infocentre, Tom Farrell discusses "genuine web accessibility", using the case of the Dubln Bus site.

Even sites recently redeveloped with accessibility in mind are still failing users with special needs.

For whatever reason, a willingness to write accessibility into the technical specification of a site often fails to translate onto the final implementation. The new Dublin Bus site is a case in point – it seems pretty clear that accessibility is a consideration, as the site includes an alternative for the “Visually Impaired”, but this approach suffers from problems of its own.