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Name that tool: forthcoming 'BBC Accessibility Settings Tool' needs you

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Paul Murphy Paul Murphy | 11:31 UK time, Monday, 8 February 2010

Over on the Ouch! blog Damon Rose has written about the imminent launch of a tool that'll make the BBC website easier to use. Read the rest of the entry, leave your comments and suggestions for a name on the Ouch! blog. (PM)

"The BBC are about to launch a whizzy new accessibility tool across the whole of its website. It'll make bbc.co.uk easier to read and navigate. You'll be able to 'have it your way' as a big burger chain used to say.

But the big question is ... what would you call it? The word 'accessibility' doesn't work well for everyone and it even puts some people off. We need something snappy and immediately understandable so that as many people as possible get it straight away. We also have to be careful not to use a name which might put people off ever using it.

We'd love to hear your ideas: Tweet us, email us or leave comments below. We'll be reading them all.

Let me tell you a bit more about the new accessibility tool...

Much of the Ouch website already has a control panel at the top of the page that enables you to change colours and font size to make it as easy to read as possible. But this new control panel will be rolled out across the entire BBC website - from messageboards to news and iPlayer so you can personalise everything. The guys in the BBC Usability & Accessibility Team have been working hard on this for a while now, testing it vigorously with all 'flavours' of disabled people."

Read the rest of this post Name that tool: forthcoming 'BBC Accessibility Settings Tool' needs you and leave your comments and suggestions on the Ouch! blog.

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