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 Jun 2019

HMRC repays tax penalties worth £1.8 million to nearly 5,000 parents

HMRC has now repayed £1.8 million in tax penalties to nearly 5,000 parents who were fined for failing to register for the High Income Child Benefit Charge.

17 Jun 2019

Rise in rental costs 'deterring young people from moving around country for jobs'

Research carried out by think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that young people are 'less likely to move around the country for a better job' as a result of a considerable rise in rental costs.