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AbilityNet Survey on Banking Websites (24 Feb 2004)
It is illegal to bar disabled visitors from on-line services offered to the general public. No organisation would purposefully do this but many are either not aware of the problem, or don't know what to do to address it. In the UK there are estimated to be 1.6 million registered blind people, 1.5 million with cognitive difficulties, a further 3.4 million people who are otherwise IT disabled and 6 million that have dyslexia. The total spending power of this group is now estimated at 120 billion a year.
Article URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/intouch_factsheet_20040224.shtml

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