October 18, 2017

Jay Narin

Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility plays a major role in how we interact with the internet. If a website or application has poor elements of accessibility then there a high chance that a user will not be returning to said product.

I have gathered two examples of Good and Bad web accessibility examples.

The Bad

Lucie Aubrac Primary School

http://thoronecol.free.fr/

This is a website for a Primary School in France.

As bad as it is, it does have a certain charm to it. Like someone making their own website for the first time and they’re happy with all the fun animations they can put into it.

Why it needs improving

  • The background is a poor image to use as the resolution is quite poor
  • The background image also stops abruptly close to the edge of the webpage where it then proceeds to start again
  • From the video you can see there is an animation that plays. You can still interact with the menus when they’re moving but it really just prolongs the user from accessing the website
  • The font colours look uncomfortable to read. Either they’re the wrong font or the wrong colour. Or both. Probably both. Definitely both
  • They also have a link to an old version of their website. Surely if you want people to look at your flash new and improved website, you shouldn’t have a link to your old one

 


The Good

Cd Keys

 

Cd Keys is an online shop where users can buy keys for games on specific platforms.

 

Why it’s brilliant

  • Intuitive and clean design
  • Menus and products are clearly labelled
  • The drop down menus are solid, unlike other websites where they can be quite sensitive
  • Each hyperlink goes to their correct destination
  • Even though there are many products on screen, it still manages to make sure it doesn’t barrage them together
    • This would be easy for a first time user to navigate
  • There are options to change your currency preferences and language preferences and also you can create your own account where you can keep track of your orders and edit your information