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School websites... are they user friendly?

Hello everyone. I hope it's okay to post this on here. 

I'm Brandon, an in-house web manager for a trust that has 30 schools, and I am writing a report on how I can improve our school websites for accessibility. I really want my school websites to lead the way in usability for accessible users. 

It would be great to know your struggles when looking at school or other educational websites. My concerns are many school websites upload vital information on a PDF not on the site itself. Also websites not showing up in the 'browsers reader view', this is something I use a lot. 

Thanks, everyone :)

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,832 Disability Gamechanger
    Good topic I use my sons website but find it very difficult as I am sight impaired I dont know a solution but I feel secondary schools due to bigger size do not have much in the way of helping disabled parents more able to support their kids education
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member Posts: 7,468 Disability Gamechanger
    I would have thought that a trust that runs 30 schools could afford to employ someone who is an expert in this field, I'm sure there are many computer experts looking for work ATM.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,402

    Scope community team

    @3randon Scope have been working on a project called 'The Big Hack' which aims to help digital services become more accessible to disabled people.  I think you would find the resources on the website helpful for the work you are doing, they really help inform my way of thinking!  

    For more information visit the Big Hack website.
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  • 3randon
    3randon Member Posts: 5 Listener
    janer1967 said:
    Good topic I use my sons website but find it very difficult as I am sight impaired I dont know a solution but I feel secondary schools due to bigger size do not have much in the way of helping disabled parents more able to support their kids education
    Thank's @janer1967
    :)
  • 3randon
    3randon Member Posts: 5 Listener
    woodbine said:
    I would have thought that a trust that runs 30 schools could afford to employ someone who is an expert in this field, I'm sure there are many computer experts looking for work ATM.
    Hi @woodbine

    We do have outside help, but I really want to hear from real users to have issues to see what they experiance. :smile:


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