Only 2% of Sites Meet Accessibility Standards. Let’s Change That.

Today’s websites fail to meet accessibility standards. In fact, only 2% of all websites meet best practice guidelines. That means people with disabilities are struggling to access information and services online.

This affects millions of people. Simply put, we must work harder to build a future of inclusion for everyone.

Every company must build accessibility into its digital strategy, but unfortunately, for many it is not a priority. If anything, digital accessibility is often an afterthought.

While great strides have been made over the past decade to improve physical accessibility, digital or online accessibility still lags. A recent audit of the top U.S. banks’ websites showed that none of the banks were fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), regarded as the international standard for web accessibility.

The audit found that many of the sites examined had hundreds of technical accessibility errors in addition to readability problems. Often, online content is hard to understand, particularly for those with cognitive difficulties and low literacy.