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Updated on: 20-05-2024

Accessibility – creating accessible content

Topics covered

Accessibility – creating accessible content

This session is to help you make any content or document uploaded onto a website or intranet meet the accessibility requirements.

The Government has introduced Accessibility Regulations and made it a legal requirement for all public sector organisations to ensure that all websites and intranets are accessible.  

To put it simply, any content or document which is being uploaded onto a website or intranet has to meet the requirements. This includes internal and external documents including:   

  • PDFs
  • Word documents
  • Content and images on websites and intranets

As a public sector organisation, it is our responsibility to ensure that everything we produce is done so in line with the guidance outlined below. 

It is therefore the responsibility of all staff to ensure that any content they produce – for a website, a team microsite, or where it will be shared with colleagues or customers for online use – is accessible. 

This includes people with impairments to their: 

  • Vision – such as people who are colour blind or have impaired sight
  • Hearing – such as people who are hard of hearing or deaf
  • Mobility – such as people who find it difficult to use a mouse or keyboard
  • Thinking and understanding – such as people with dyslexia, autism or learning

Topics Covered

  • Run the accessibility checker in Microsoft applications
  • Adding Alt Text (Alternative Text) to images
  • Use meaningful hyperlinks
  • Questions and Answers

Online training will be delivered via MS Teams. You will receive joining instructions before your selected session.

At the end of the session all delegates will:

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Make content or documents uploaded onto a website or intranet meet accessibility requirements

About the course

Course Code MLCSU-TR0141
Intended Audience All staff
Delivery Method Online
Required Experience / Training No previous experience required Quiet room with access to MS Teams and headset or headphones
Duration of Training 1 hour