How can I ensure that my website is accessible?
Web content accessibility guidelines are available on the W3C website, and cover a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blind and partially sighted people, and will also often make your web content more usable to users in general.
Visit the W3C website (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG).
As part of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), W3C have also produced a series of videos called "Web Accessibility Perspectives". These videos explore the impact of accessibility for people with disabilities and the benefits for everyone. You can watch the videos on the W3C WAI perspectives website (www.w3.org/WAI/perspectives).
WebAim is an organisation that produces a number of resources, tools and tutorials to help organisations make their web content accessible to people with disabilities.
They have lots of useful information including web accessibility for designers (www.webaim.org/resources/designers), and a handy top ten easy accessibility tips anyone can use (www.webaim.org/blog/10-easy-accessibility-tips/.
Visit the WebAim website (http://webaim.org).
RNIB web accessibility audits
RNIB carry out web accessibility audits for organisations wanting to ensure their website is compliant to WCAG 2.0 guidelines, and our own RNIB Approved accreditation. Contact RNIB Business:
- 01733 375370