We aim to make our websites accessible to all visitors, regardless of ability or disability.
There are a number of ways to think about how we can make our content more accessible, but firstly it’s important to understand that accessibility does not just mean making sure that there is alternative text on images.
Accessibility issues to consider
People who can’t see very well
Try to avoid changing fonts and colours in the UoB Blogs Theme. We will try to make sure the theme template is accessible, that the contrast between colours is high and the font size is not too small.
For people who are blind
Make sure that all elements that need extra information to be presented by a screenreader are included.
- title tags on links
- Descriptive alt tags on images
- audio descriptions for video content
For people who can’t hear very well
Subtitles, sign language or full transcripts should be available.
For people with mobility issues
Try to avoid embedding elements like flash videos etc that require a mouse. We have tried to ensure that the theme for Birmingham Blogs is easy to navigate using a keyboard.
For people who find words difficult
Complex vocabulary, long sentences and paragraphs should be avoided. Technical words and acronyms should be explained.
Read the accessibility checklist
Readability and why it’s important