Accessibility Tools

Tips for adhering to web, print and multimedia design principles for people who are blind or have low vision and navigate web and documents via the use of a screen reader.


  • describe images and provide transcripts for video
  • follow a linear, logical layout
  • structure content using HTML5
  • build for keyboard use only
  • write descriptive links and heading - for example, Contact us



  • only show information in an image or video
  • spread content all over a page
  • rely on text size and placement for structure
  • force mouse or screen use
  • write uninformative links and heading


Resource:  GOV.UK Blog Home Office Digital, Data and Technology

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