If you’re anything like me, I had no clue what it was that made documents accessible and how important it was for people. Online accessibility makes content available to as many people as possible, enabling people with disabilities to access content as someone without a disability could.

In 2018, less than 10% of all websites were meeting web accessibility standards, which makes it difficult for some people to access those websites. In 2018, accessibility became mandatory for public sector bodies – highlighting the importance of this. So, simple corrections to content could enable more people to access it.

This doesn’t have to be a complicated process, simple changes such as colours of texts and the text size to be appropriate could make a difference to someone’s experience with that content. Some other changes could be, including captioning to videos and a transcript and limiting your emoji use.

To support beginners with accessibility, I have created the below guide:

By understanding what accessibility is and how important it is, the basic points to accessibility are easy to remember. You can learn more about accessibility on:

By Phoebe White

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