Website Accessibility: an Opportunity for Botanic Gardens

I found this nugget and thought it was worth sharing - botanic gardens could use the opportunity to improve website acessibility and publicise the fact. From the AbilityNet newsletter.

Latest eNation Report - Tourist Attraction Sites Get 1 Out of 10

"Disabled people planning excursions online can choose anywhere - as long as it's Glasgow's Science Centre" is the disappointing but not altogether surprising conclusion of our latest eNation report published.

Of the ten websites sampled, which were selected randomly from lists of the top ten visitor attractions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, only gained a minimum accessibility rating. The remaining nine sites, including the London Eye and Eden Project websites, only achieved one or two stars out of a potential five, meaning that they lack the fundamental features to enable disabled people to access and navigate them effectively.

The full story and the report itself can be found at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There shouldn't be any plans to develop the Glasgow Botanics disused railway line - if anything that whole area should only be considered as an extension of the existing Botanic Gardens.

Any development should stick to preservation of existing old buildings - such as a myspace account highlights: saving the original Botanic Garden garages.

It would ruin the gardens to allow any development to take place, it's more gardens that are needed in urban areas, and more natural green spaces.

- zupakomputer