Other ways to help

Make sure the websites and other online applications you create are accessible, as a manager or owner, you can ensure that your organisation or business caters for disabled people right across the services you provide.

As a web developer you can ensure your sites are accessible often by a few simple changes or additons.

There are several groups and bodies offering advice and working together to provide a better online experience for disabled web users.

Getting Connected (external website)

Getting Connected written by the RNIB is designed to be good practice guidance for community projects and services, to encourage more blind and partially sighted people to access the information, services and social networks they want. It also aims to encourage more mainstream digital inclusion services to support blind and partially sighted people.

Getting Connected contains information for any project, community resource or service looking to support people with sight loss to become digitally engaged and highlights some of the best practice, information, resources and support available.

Business Disability Forum – Disability Standard (external website)

An online management tool to help business measure and improve on performance for disabled customers, clients or service users, employees and stakeholders.

AccessIT (external website)

Developed by the The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education in the US, the project provides information for inclusive education through accessible information technology.

The website provides a knowledge base of answers to common questions, case studies, and promising practices regarding accessible information technology in education. Also a curriculum for teaching standards-based web design and an IT in edication accessibility checklist.

JISC TechDis

A UK advisory service on technologies for inclusion in education. Offering advice on inclusive practices and resources for learning and teaching in UK higher education, further education & skills, and independent and specialist colleges.