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Recommendations for Web designers

Use multimedia:

  • Use images, video clips and audio clips as well as text where possible.
  • Large pages of text can be hard to read. They can also create navigation difficulties for people who have trouble processing large pieces of text and create navigation difficulties for users who are using screen readers.
  • The use of multimedia can produce an accessible browsing experience for users with a variety of disabilities and a variety of preferred learning styles.
  • Where multimedia is used, ensure information is available for those who cannot access that medium. For example, you can have alt text on images, or you can have a textual or sound file alternative describing an animation.

Communicate your willingness to create accessible resources

  • This may be in the form of an accessibility statement or strategy.
  • The statement or strategy should contain what you have done and what you are doing to make your material accessible. It may identify the guidelines you have applied to the website.
  • A contact point for users who are having difficulty accessing material should be prominent.

Create a culture of reviewing for accessibility

  • Consider accessibility in all aspects of a web strategy.
  • Involve users of your website in evaluation and feedback on accessibility issues.

Last updated 28 September 2016 by Trinity Inclusive Curriculum (Email).