Accessibility problems with London 2012 Olympic ticketing site

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The organising committee for the London 2012 Olympics is facing criticisms that the website built to sell tickets to events is not accessible to people with disabilities.

The main concern is the use of 'Captcha' technology, used to verify users. Captcha (a distorted picture of colours, lines and text, from which a user must identify numbers and letters) is common used to prevent excessive spam on websites, and can prove a major hassle for all users – not just people with disabilities.

In 2000 the Sydney Olympics lost a major lawsuit when it failed to make its website accessible, highlighting the web accessibility issue for many in the industry.

For more information, read the original article on E-Access Bulletin (opens new window).

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