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. 

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Free Browsealoud access to support essential COVID-19 communications

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In this time of increasing uncertainty and change, web accessibility is more important than ever. As we’ve said before, digital inclusion is something that should be on everybody’s mind, and as social distancing measures come into effect, the ability for everyone to be able to access goods and services online is becoming more crucial everyday. That's why we're offering you our web accessibility tool, Browsealoud, free for 90 days - to help you support your online customers.

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Coronavirus and remote working

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We’re all experiencing a period of increasing uncertainty and change. As social distancing measures come into effect, more and more organisations across the globe are actioning Business Continuity Plans and moving to remote working - and for some, this is a completely new concept and way of working.

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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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