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Accessibility best practice toolkit

It is a legal requirement for all public sector organisations to meet accessibility standards and publish an accessibility statement.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) outline recommendations for making web content more accessible so that it can be used by as many people as possible including those with impairments to their:

  • vision - like severely sight impaired (blind), sight impaired (partially sighted) or colour blind people
  • hearing - like people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • mobility - like those who find it difficult to use a mouse or keyboard
  • thinking and understanding - like people with dyslexia, autism or learning difficulties

Further information about the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and how to meet the recommendations can be found on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website

All websites designed and built by NHS Informatics Merseyside conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2. 

If you are responsible for updating web content it is vitally important that you follow best practice regarding web accessibility to ensure that AA standards are maintained. 

On this page you will find useful hints and tips to help ensure your content remains accessible. 

Accessibility Toolkit

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