06 May 2011

Accessibility key to success of MyDonate site

AbilityNet – the UK charity that helps disabled people use computers and the internet – has given its full backing to the MyDonate web site.

The charity worked with BT to ensure that the site was suitable for people with different disabilities. And it has also issued a reminder to businesses that they are legally obliged to build web sites that are accessible by all.

Speaking at the launch of MyDonate, Robin Christopherson, head of Accessibility Services at AbilityNet said: “AbilityNet has been involved in MyDonate making sure it’s accessible.

“Obviously, when you are creating any web site it’s a legal requirement – as well as a business imperative – to make sure it’s accessible to as broader audience as possible.

“It [MyDonate] is an absolutely fantastic web site and we really do encourage everyone to go and donate now,” he said.

MyDonate is a free online charitable fundraising service created by BT. In the few since its launch the service has received an excellent response from registered charities and fundraisers keen to see every penny they raise - other than the charges levied by donors’ own credit or debit card companies - go to good causes.

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