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Expedia overhauls sites including Travelocity to improve disabled access

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Expedia overhauls sites including Travelocity to improve disabled access

Expedia has made a string of changes to its sites in a bid to boost the experience travellers with disabilities have when using them.

Web engineers have worked closely with US-based charity National Federation Of The Blind which has provided feedback, ensuring Expedia.com and Travelocity.com are accessible for all users.

Text has been attached to pictures and the code structured in a way that allows users with disabilities to navigate the pages easily.

Training has also been giving to engineers so they can effectively develop all Expedia products with accessibility in mind.

Users who need captioning for video or audio who do not use a mouse stand to benefit from the raft of changes.

Aman Bhutani, Expedia group president, said: “Our goal is to help people go places, and our efforts in improving website accessibility for the blind are helping a community of people that previously experienced difficulties in navigating online travel booking paths.”

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