Making a website accessible means making sure it can be used by as many people as possible.
This includes those with:
• impaired vision
• motor difficulties
• cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
• deafness or impaired hearing
At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability. Many more have a temporary disability. Accessibility means more than putting things online. It means making your content and design clear and simple enough so that most people can use it without needing to adapt it, while supporting those who do need to adapt things.
For example, someone with impaired vision might use a screen reader (software that lets a user navigate a website and ‘read out’ the content), braille display or screen magnifier. Or someone with motor difficulties might use a special mouse, speech recognition software or on-screen keyboard emulator.
Meeting accessibility requirements
The accessibility regulations came into force for public sector bodies on 23 September 2018. They say you must make your website or mobile app more accessible by making it ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’. You need to include and update an accessibility statement on your website.
The Fringe by the Sea website has been been created to comply as much as possible with the WCAG guidelines. If you are having accessibility issues with the website please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org