Blind, visually impaired and colour blind users are getting a bad experience (Image: Shutterstock)
Clothing retailer H&M’s homepage topped the table for accessible websites, registering a perfect score of 100 on Google Lighthouse – the only site to cater for all types of visual impairments.
At the other end of the table, motoring retailer Halfords’ homepage scored the lowest, at 49 overall, despite other sites posting worse scores across specific impairment categories.
So finds analysis from web hosting providers LCN, which has used a range of measures to identify the most and least accessible UK websites for the visually impaired.
More than 2 million people in the UK suffer from vision loss – with an additional 3 million people suffering from colour blindness – which can make the simplest online tasks a challenge. However, after analysing the 50 of the most popular UK retail sites, it seems some are still neglecting basic accessibility needs.