Digital Diversity: How Diverse is Your Website?
August 8, 2018
Society is Diverse; Your Audience is Probably Diverse. But Are You Catering For Diverse Audiences Online?
I see a lot of public bodies and companies claiming to be diverse. Some even put up welcome signs at their entrances or in reception.
But the place where huge numbers first encounter them, online, is often forgotten. For example. I frequently work in the education sector. But I can’t find a college in the country that has it’s website available in any of the European languages. Or in those of the main UK ethnic groups.
So I set out to see how easy it is to translate a website into a number of languages. I started with five languages and am now up over 20.
It was amazingly simple. So why do so many organisations ignore the opportunity to be diverse on their website?
The following video focuses on further education (FE) websites .. but could apply to any sector .. and explains a bit more.
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