After pitching for the Museum of London it has brought to light the hypocritical nature of businesses and web standards. Why claim under false pretences that your site abides to web-standards? I find this fundamentally scrutinizing when it states “The Museum is not be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising from your use of, or reliance on, the website”. What is the purpose of a website if it inconveniences users? Three seconds later the browser is closed and the purpose of the site is detrimental to itself.
After attending the Royal National Institute For The Blind (RNIB) it has made me realise, how intricately designs ultimately hinder end-users performance. Balancing a graphically innovative site is a very tedious task and is difficult to cater every audience. Looks like I am going to have to do more research… Standards are pushing things in the right direction; however it’s down to common sense, although aspects as highlighted by RNIB, were not quite as apparent.