Making web user friendly

Action for Better Access, run by Reverend James Webber (left) and co-founder John Kelly (right) with Voluntary Disability Liaison Officer for Blackpool FC Chris Beverage
Action for Better Access, run by Reverend James Webber (left) and co-founder John Kelly (right) with Voluntary Disability Liaison Officer for Blackpool FC Chris Beverage
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A FYLDE charity has won parliamentary backing in its fight to make the internet accessible for all.

Action for Better Access, run by Reverend James Webber and co-founder John Kelly, uses software to make the internet more accessible for people with a range of disabilities and has already helped Blackpool FC make their website more accessible.

Rev Webber said: “With the aid of assistive technologies the World Wide Web has given many disabled people greater autonomy than ever before – as long as the web sites they use are accessible. Our aim is to assist those people.”

And now Fylde MP Mark Menzies and Blackpool North MP Paul Maynard have agreed to become the charity’s honorary presidents and apply the technology to their websites.

Mr Menzies said: “I’m extremely conscious there are some people who feel excluded from the internet. They shouldn’t, particularly because of a disability, so naturally I’m supportive of the work that John and James are doing.”

Mr Maynard added: “After seeing the product in action I can see a huge potential for bringing better access of the internet to more people.”

For more information visit www.accessnetwork.org