3) BBC through the radar

As stated by Steve Krug the usability is the quality of making things easily accessible to everyone. It seems that for a while Web designers did not understand this basic principle. Gifted with amazing abilities and provided with revolutionaries tools, the first Web designers forgot to place usability at the very center of their concerns.
Nevertheless,this trend has been reversed now and usability is a major concern for all the Web newbies. Even if webistes are more and more technic and full of widgets, they also are more and more easy to navigate on for Internet users.

I spend a great amount on time on the BBC History website. I think this website is particularly easy to use and I always find what I am looking for on it. Hence, I wondered if one of my favourite websites was accessible to everyone. To quote Krug again, when I am on this website everything is “self-evident” to me, is this true to everyone ?

To answer this question I have submitted the BBC History website through the filter of WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool).
The result was that the BBC History website is greatly constructed and fairly accessible.

Result here: http://wave.webaim.org/report#/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fhistory%2Fworldwars%2Fwwtwo%2Fchurchill_defender_01.shtml

– Steve Krug,Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach Web Usability.

This is the introductive picture of the website for the pages concerning World War II:


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