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Business faces the challenges of e-Accessibility

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According to United Nations report, only three out of 100 website around the world meet with the needs of disable people.

The study was conducted by the UN and Nomensa conducted the study. The report examined the leading website in five key areas including air travel, banking, retail shopping, media and government among in 20 countries. The study was conducted in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.  According to the report, 97 out of 100 websites examined failed to meet the minimum accessibility level for people who are blind, low vision or cannot use computer mouse. Ninety-three per cent of the sites examined do not provide adequate text descriptions for graphical content. Some 73 per cent relied on JavaScript for important functionality and 98 percent do not follow industry web standards for the programming code.

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