Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners Results

The results from the July 2014 Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners are now available at http://webaim.org/projects/practitionersurvey/. There were 900 respondents. Here are a few interesting and surprised findings:

  • Those in the web accessibility field are generally older, better paid, and better educated than our peers in broader web design/development.
  • The web accessibility field has a larger proportion of women and people with disabilities than other technology fields.
  • Despite its diversity, notable pay disparity exists for both women and people with disabilities.
  • 41.5% of respondents without disabilities use Chrome compared to only 16.6% of those with disabilities.
  • 99.5% of respondents have JavaScript enabled.
  • The screen readers used by web accessibility practitioners differ from the general screen reader user population.
  • Those in the field are generally optimistic about accessibility advancements, though less optimistic than individuals with disabilities.
  • There are significant disparities between what motivates web accessibility practitioners and what they say motivates their organizations to implement accessibility.

Much more data and details are available in the full survey results.

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