More changes to ebay!

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A few months ago, I posted a blog about e-bay and some of the changes they had made. While at that time I could still use the site, their changes had started to makeshopping on e-bay very difficult. Unfortunately, they have continued alterations to the site and now, it is next to impossible to shop there using a screen reader. They have completely eliminated headings and have not incorporated any skip to navigation links, and when you’re looking at almost 300 links on a page, finding what you want is now not possible! Even if I do happen to find something I’m looking for, I cannot determine the item’s description, price and shipping costs. 

Even when e-bay was first launched, it was more accessible using screen readers than it is currently. So why did e-bay make these changes? Apparently, the site looks exactly the same to a sighted user. I still am not quite sure who I could talk to from e-bay. For now, unless they become accessible again, I’m going to have to find somewhere else to do my Christmas shopping.

1 thought on “More changes to ebay!”

  1. growl! you can still use the old search experience but they say it is going in apr 2009, yet its april and it ain’t gone yet.
    Lately they’ve started putting loads of flash on pages, which to me is even more frustrating.
    to use the old search experience with all the headings etc, search for something, then do a find on the word experience. click the opt out link and you’re good to go.

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