This comes up on accessibility channels from time to time. None of these site builder sites do great for disability access, but the general opinion is that WordPress tends to be better than the rest. The main reasoning is that if you go to wordpress.ORG (not the .com), you can get a list of accessible WordPress templates that have actually been somewhat vetted. Quite often, a bad theme will undo all the good an accessible site skeleton provided. This has been noted as an issue on Wix.
To summarize, I'd suggest WordPress and have them look for a theme from https://wordpress.org/themes/tags/accessibility-ready/
Katherine (Kate) Deibel | PhD
Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian
Syracuse University Libraries
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Have they considered a Wordpress site on a ReclaimHosting account? I know you'd said they're not super techy, but they should be able to do everything they'd be able to do in the other four without some of the added hassles and 'bonus' fees. Happy to chat more about this option if you're interested.
All the best,
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Web site builder - checklist
Hi my esteemed listmates,
I'm so sorry for the barrage but now that our library is in another stage of opening we have a plethora of issues we're addressing.
Our "Friends of the Library" NPO wants to have a Web site.
They are great people but not that tech oriented so I've narrowed down their web site builder and hosting choices as follows:
3 Go Daddy
Have you developed any Web sites or helped your "Friends of the Library"
with their Web sites?
If so, might you please share any checklist for features, functions, factors to consider in choosing a Web site builder/host?
Ex. How much bandwidth - storage space needed? Has SSL certificate?
I've Googled this and there doesn't seem to be any "vetting" organization which shares checklists of what to look for in a web site builder/hosting co.
I found "reviews" but each reviewer seems to have a leaning - e.g.
WordPress preferences, Wix choice, etc. so the reviews seeme a tad skewed.
Thank you so much!