Accessibility Tools

This page contains lots of tools that you may find useful for delivering accessibility in your organisation.

Accessible Documents

An accessible document is one which can be read by ‘assistive’ or ‘enabling’ technologies (screen reader programs, screen magnification programs and voice input programs). An accessible document is one where information is accessible (i.e. searchable, selectable and screen readable).

Web content guide

To help you understand some of the basics about creating accessible web content, we have created this accessible web content guide. It covers all sorts of simple tips and tricks to help you create more accessible content.

Productivity tools

The University of Kent have curated a useful list of Productivity Tools to help everyone to get more from their digital experiences. The list includes traditional assistive technologies alongside a wide range of digital tools and apps to help manage work, study and improve the accessibility of digital content by supporting you to tailor materials to your own requirements.

Accessible events

Making events accessible makes them better for everyone. This page has guidance for both physical and online events and things you can to to make them more accessible.

Alternative formats

Providing alternative formats is an important responsibility in meeting reasonable adjustments requirements and can be useful to people for a variety of reasons.

Video accessibility guidance

Most organisations publish video content on their websites. The regulations make clear that video content created before September 23rd 2020 is exempt. However we feel it is important to start changing practices now and aim for all future video content to be accessible. This section has a useful guide on how to make accessible video content.

Writing in plain English

Plain English is clear and unambiguous language, without the use of technical or difficult terms. Plain English is a vital part of creating accessible content for you users. Particularly when considering the creation of content for those with cognitive or learning difficulties, however plain English can have a massive impact on everyone’s experience of your content.