This isn’t exactly a brand new headline, but that happens when you’re away from blogging for awhile. Kudos to Newegg for getting deserved recognition in the web accessibility world. Late July, the retailer of software and computer hardware became the first online merchant to earn the National Federation of the Blind’s gold level Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification.
“The National Federation of the Blind is pleased that Newegg.com, one of the largest online retailers in the U.S., is setting an example for the industry by providing an unprecedented level of access to its Web site for blind shoppers. We are pleased to award Newegg.com our gold level Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification, which has never before been achieved by an online retailer. It is also notable that Newegg.com achieved this high level of certification in only six months.”
— Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind
When the cases of prominent web sites getting in legal trouble over poor accessibility have little trouble making headlines, it’s nice to see that some sites are getting it right.