Silktide Sitescore v 1.7.2

By on November 21, 2005

Silktide’s Sitescore is kind of a neat tool. Plug in your website, and it gives you a 1-10 score on…

How well marketed, and popular the website is.
How well designed and built the website is.
How accessible the website is, particularly to those with disabilities.
How satisfying the website is likely to be.

Gadgetopia did pretty well with 8.2 points. Marketing was 9.6; design, 9.8; and experience, 9.7. The one aspect that hurt us was accessibility, which topped out at 5.6 points.

This website appears to be in violation of the British Disability Discrimination Act. All pages were found in violation of the the current W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

This website is probably unlawful in Britain from the 1st October 2004. The British Disability Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service provided to members of the public – including websites.

Careful, or we might find ourselves locked up in the Tower of London. Since Silktide is a web development business, I’m sure they’d be willing to help us fix this little deficiency, for a tidy sum.



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