March 2020

What is the EU Web Accessibility Directive?

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There’s no doubt the internet plays a significant, and growing, part in the way we live. We book flights online, secure hotel reservations, apply for jobs, do banking, make doctor’s appointments and research the web for offers and information that is relevant to us.  But there’s still a huge number of people in the EU unable to do this due to inaccessible websites. 

With the deadline for compliance with the EU Web Accessibility Directive fast approaching, are you ready?

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How can we tackle the digital divide?

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In this  blog, we hear from Paul Wilkes, Digital Inclusion Coordinator at Leeds Libraries, on how they're tackling the digital divide. You'll hear how they're working together with their community to deliver different programmes designed with the barriers to digital inclusion in mind.

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Why is web accessibility important?

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So much has changed in the last two decades. In fact so much has changed in the last two years. As a blind person I’m just one example of how tech has helped improve the life choices for people with disabilities. But when it comes to the digital world, technology can only help us to gain access if it's made accessible.

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