Make web pages accessible

Create web content that meet accessibility standards. It makes your content easier for everyone to access, it's the right thing to do, and it's the law.

Essential practices for all web pages

Accessible content is just good, quality content which is easy for everyone to understand and use, regardless of any individual’s needs. And the basics are really simple.

Inclusive design is a key principle of the new website templates (Site Editor) and a fundamental aspect of user-centred design.

In order to meet legal requirements, we follow the recommended government standard for web accessibility: WCAG 2.1 AA.

To find out more about how to create accessible web content in Site Editor please refer to our guidance for making Kent web content accessible

8 simple practices you need to apply

  1. Use heading styles
  2. Text needs to be selectable
  3. Write meaningful link text
  4. Use bullets and numbered lists
  5. Accessible images
  6. Table structure matters
  7. Design and layout
  8. Accessible fonts and styles

Your wording matters too: use plain English to make your text fully accessible. It makes your communication clearer, which helps everyone understand your message the first time they read it.

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