Accessibility

It is estimated that up to 20% of the population has an impairment of some kind and that they have a spending power of over £240bn. As well as being a legal requirement, putting inclusive design at the heart of your digital projects delivers services and products that can be used by every customer on every platform. That brings real business benefits by improving usability, engagement and reach. The best approach is include accessibility and usability at the start of every project, working with designers and developers to embed best practice and giving them the confidence to build solutions that work better for every user.

Related Stories

citizens in Liverpool
Bridging the gap between citizens and their city

December 2019

Local authorities run the risk of letting down citizens that depend on them if they fail to respond to consumer appetites for digitisation of basic services. Earlier this year, citizen engagement startup (and GovStart 2018 participant) Novoville issued a survey, with the purpose of identifying citizens perceptions […]

woman using ipad and speaking on phone
Making content accessible

December 2019

Accessible content is important. There are around 14 million disabled people in the UK. This number doesn’t include temporary or undiagnosed disabilities. These people are on the internet, they have rights and they are not being served by many public and private institutions. So how […]

two women looking at tablets
Widening digital inclusion

October 2019

In partnership with Good Things Foundation, we have been researching, developing and testing new ways to support the most excluded in society to access and use digital health services and tools as part of the Widening Digital Participation Programme. Our goal over the past couple of years was […]

pair of glasses held in front of person on the street
Smart cities could give the visually impaired a new outlook on urban life

September 2019

Travelling to work, meeting friends for a catch up or just doing some shopping are often taken for granted by people with no known disabilities. For the visually impaired, these seemingly simple things can be a serious challenge. But imagine a city equipped with technology […]

Alexa
How the rise of voice is revolutionising our digital lives

September 2019

There was a time when the only option was to let our fingers do the talking. However, advances in speech technology mean that for people with visual, mobility or cognitive impairments it’s just as easy and effective to access technology with your voice. Finding our […]

Building a digitally accessible front door to the NHS

July 2019

Building a mobile app that is accessible for as many people as possible is at the very heart of what we are doing with the NHS App. The task we have been given is ambitious: to build a digital ‘front door’ to the NHS — […]

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events

Past Events

Join Digital Leaders

By submitting your contact information, you agree that Digital Leaders may contact you regarding relevant content and events.
Analytics by GoSquared