Accessibility

What is accessibility?

Accessibility is the term used to describe whether a website can be used by people of all abilities / disabilities on a range of differing digital devices.

The way a person perceives information is affected by their ability / disability along with how they navigate between website pages. A website can only be classed as accessible if all people, including the elderly and disabled, can use it.

The BBC provide a comprehensive guide covering how to get the most of the accessibility features and assistive technologies available for your computer, operating system and web browser. The following topics are covered:

  • I can’t see very well
  • I am blind
  • I can’t hear very well
  • I find words difficult
  • I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use

For further information please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/

18 Mar 2019

NEF calls for personal allowance to be replaced with 'weekly national allowance'

Think tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF) has called for the income tax personal allowance to be replaced with a new 'weekly personal allowance'.

15 Mar 2019

IFS states UK 'urgently' needs an 'effective' Spending Review

In its analysis of the 2019 Spring Statement, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) stated that the UK 'urgently' needs an effective Spending Review, in order to take account of public finances and 'the needs of public services'.