Fix the web

An innovative crowd sourcing services for improving web accessibility has recently been launched called Fix the Web. The crowd sourcing approach works so that any person with a special need or a disability can report on barriers he or she encounters on public web sites. Fix the Web would then work as a pool of reported barriers.

Subsequently volunteers look at the reported problems and proposes solutions. When a solution is available, the data is communicated to the appropriate web site owner. The owners not only become aware of a barrier on their web sites but also receives a potential fix. This way, everyone benefits.

Their primary goal is to raise awareness of web accessibility. Their secondary goal is to get acknowledgement from a website owner and actual web site improvements. Lets hope people use this service and the crowd sourcing approach catches on, and both goals are reached making the a better place for everyone.

Morten Goodwin

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