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Adam Turner

AIM Listed Companies Q1 INDEX Results

Index Accessibility

At Sitemorse we published our 2020 Q1 AIM INDEX this week. The INDEX has been published quarterly since 2015 and ranks the websites of nearly 800 companies based on User Experience, Search Engine Optimisation and Governance, Risk and Compliance.

Our Q1 2020 INDEX was produced on 7th January 2020 and in its preparation, we ran over 250 million tests checks and measures across over 780,000 URLs.

Congratulations go to Sunrise Resources Plc. for retaining first place for the fourth successive quarter. Also, congratulations are due to Redcentric for being the most improved.

If we focus purely on Accessibility, then we see that

  • Only 3 companies scored 7 or higher.
  • 75% scored 4 or less.
  • 22% actually scored zero

Comparing results with last quarter, only 33 companies improved their accessibility score from the last quarter, while 38 scored lower. 18 companies failed all of the WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA tests on every single page.

Making a website accessible comes under the Equalities Act 2000. We’ve already seen that in the US that lawsuits alleging web sites discriminating against people with disabilities are increasingly common and there is no reason that the UK won’t face the similar lawsuits.

The Top Ten AIM Websites are:

  1. Sunrise Resources plc
  2. Northbridge
  3. M&C Saatchi
  4. Ceres
  5. The Pebble Group
  6. Autins Group
  7. Octagonal
  8. Trans-Siberian Gold
  9. NWF Group
  10. Agronomics

Five Most Improved

  • Redcentric
  • China New Energy
  • Bluejay Mining
  • Norman Broadbent Group
  • Regal Petroleum

The full 2020 Q1 AIM results can be found here: Sitemorse AIM INDEX


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