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    • Accessibility in 2009 Peter Abrahams Usability and Accessibility Practice …optimise your IT investments
    • Bloor Research IT Analysis firm Research all areas of ICT Including Usability and Accessibility Example Market Update on Tools for creating Accessible PDF Ran survey on Accessibility in conjunction with HeadStar and Ability Magazine Confidential © Bloor Research 2009 …optimise your IT investments
    • Survey Aims Understand current and future levels of activity in accessibility Identify inhibitors and challenges Hence define improvement areas Confidential © Bloor Research 2009 …optimise your IT investments
    • Attitudes Bottom quartile have no accessibility Bottom quartile have no plans to improve Top quartile 70%+ accessible with plans to move into 80–90% External systems more accessible than internal systems Confidential © Bloor Research 2009 …optimise your IT investments
    • Drivers Legal requirements main driver Enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility close behind Financial benefits only slight drivers Confidential © Bloor Research 2009 …optimise your IT investments
    • Barriers Major Existing systems inaccessible Budgets Minor Lack of management support Tools’ support Training Confidential © Bloor Research 2009 …optimise your IT investments
    • Suggested Improvements Contract wording for accessibility Training on accessibility for developers Vendor self-certification Tools suggest fixes rather than list problems Employ people with disabilities Regular awareness sessions Check lists with reasons Clarification/explanation of law Confidential © Bloor Research 2009 …optimise your IT investments
    • Survey Results Report of survey will be available on the Bloor Research website http://www.bloorresearch.com/research/r esearch-report.html Confidential © Bloor Research 2009 …optimise your IT investments