We want to be the most accessible news website in the world. You can help us achieve this by following a few simple steps.
If you have any questions ask one of the Accessibility Champions around the department.
What is A11y?
Accessibility is often referred to as ‘A11y’ for short. Not really sure what accessibility is or why we should consider it?
“The most powerful technology in the world is technology that everyone, including people with disabilities, can use. To work, create, communicate, stay in shape, and be entertained. So we don’t design products for some people or even most people. We design them for every single person.” (Apple)
“When I turn on a game like “Uncharted”, I’m not, you know confined to a wheelchair, I’m a swashbuckler, there to treasure-hunt, like Nathan Drake. That brief period of escape is why accessibility is so crucial.” (Josh Straub)
Watch the following two short videos for a quick introduction on accessibility.
What is your role?
- Accessibility and Supported Assistive Technology
- Accessibility and Testing with Assistive Technology