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How to Make Your Website More Accessible

Our top 25 tips to help you make your website more accessible to people with disabilities. Tips 1-10.

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More Website Accessibility Tips

Website accessibility tips tips 11-20. Some of the more common website accessibility errors and how to correct them and improve the experience for those with disabilities and that use assistive technology

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Top 5 Website Accessibility Tips

In this last post in the series of ‘How to make your website more accessible’ we highlight the 5 most common website accessibility problems and provide tips to avoid them. Tips 21-25.

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How to write an Accessibility Statement

What is an accessibility statement and how do I write one? Here’s our top tips to getting your website on the right path to accessibility.

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Guidance for using .gov.uk domains

Operating from a .gov.uk domain improves the council’s authenticity to its communications and overall cyber security. This article explains the benefits and how you start the process.

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What is digital accessibility?

We have built over 150 WCAG 2.1 AA rate websites for councils. We examine why this rating is required for public sector websites and why digital accessibility is so important

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Keeping your .gov.uk domain secure

If you are a parish or town council and operate from a .gov.uk domain name, it is an important to ensure it is as protected as possible.

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NALC Future Communities 2021 Conference: The Parish Digital Communication Revolution

At this year’s NALC Annual Conference, Mark Tomkins, Founder and Creative Director at Aubergine and parish councillor ,together with Daniel Purchese of Breakthrough Communications, presented a practical workshop to help councils of all sizes get to grips with how to make best use of digital communications as part of an overall strategy to support their communities.

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Images, ALT TEXT and documents – with accessibility in mind

Improving the accessible nature of images and documents on a website will make your website more inclusive.

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Headings, page styling and text formatting – with accessibility in mind

Creating a web page for best accessibility isn’t just about looks – it’s about formatting too.

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Why headings and subheadings are vital to accessibility …and are not styling tools.

Headings and subheadings are a way to build up structure to a page but most websites don’t use them or do it badly. Here’s how to get it right.

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Council Precepts and Website Budgets

Budgeting in a councils precept for website WCAG compliance is now so important – here’s how to make sure you budget correctly.

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Parish Council and Village Websites – they both must comply with WCAG 2.1AA and here’s why…

Parish council websites are often on shared space with village or community websites but this is now a problem. Unless the village site can meet WCAG1.2AA compliance, the council faces getting a new website of their own. We explain why.

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Does your website accessibility solution use a plugin that can be turned on and off?

If so, you’ve still got an accessibility problem. In this article we will address the question of why using a plugin or widget will not meet your website accessibility requirements.

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WCAG 2.1 website compliance for public bodies – simplified

WCAG2.1 compliance for public body websites came into force Sept 2018 – this articles gives a plain English description of it along with help & tips to comply.

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