Making your content accessible

We have a legal obligation to provide digital content that is accessible to everyone.

‘Accessibility’ is an approach that starts at the concept of creating material for the web. If you are a student or staff member, you have a vital part to play in delivering accessible content. This page helps you to shape your webpages, digital documents, and videos so that they can reach everyone.

We recommend that you become familiar with these key standards.

Guidance for creating and publishing web content

This guidance helps you to understand when it is appropriate to use different file formats, and how to make them accessible.

Internet and accessibility standards are continually developing so this guidance is a work in progress. We recommend that you return regularly to this page to keep your knowledge up-to-date.

This guidance is part of a series of guides. It is important that you also make yourself familiar with the:

Faq Items

Accessibility for everyone

Think about your audience


Accessible file formats

Accessible documents and attachments

Accessible forms

Accessibility checker – Microsoft software

Accessibility checker – PDF Files

Accessibility checker – Canvas

Accessible video and audio

User testing

Further information

Session notes and assets

From time to time, we provide sessions and demonstrations to support the guidance. The notes and supporting documents for these sessions can be found on the Session notes and assets page.

We will update the Session notes and assets page in line with developing the website, so please check it regularly to keep up to date.

Web Content Community messages

Emails that we send to the Web Content Community are stored in the Web Content Community Hub Teams group.