Update to BBC Accessibility

Interesting follow-up to yesterday’s mobile web accessibility post (#thereisawebappforthat).

When demonstrating mobile web page accessibility to my wife, I went direct to the BBC web site (http://www.bbc.co.uk). Interestingly, this page recognizes that I was using a mobile device and switched to a presentation suitable for a mobile (See http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/web/ for a live demo). Clicking through from here gets you to the news site http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/ and this is accessible to mobiles. The question is then why doesn’t a link to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news redirect you to the mobile version? Could it be a simple omission?

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