Web Content Team session notes and assets
Drop-in session presentation slides
Download a copy of the presentation slides from our drop-in sessions:
- Overview session - Making web content more accessible (PDF 1.38MB)
Supporting session notes
The following list of pages are notes from bite-size demonstrations. They summarise some of the popular topics in the Web content style guide and intend to complement the full guidance. For the full guidance, please see the Web content style guide.
The following session notes are suitable for all contributors, authors and editors.
- Top tips for accessible links.
- Using accessible images.
- Correct use for the CSS ‘Large’ font style.
- Correct use for the CSS style ‘Important’.
The following session notes are suitable for Sitecore editors and authors who create content in Sitecore.
- Using nonbreaking spaces.
Please contact the Web Content Team via a HelpMe helpdesk ticket if you have a specific subject request for a session.
Assets and resources
There are several tools and other resources to help you create accessible content.
- Hemingway Editor Tool - a free online tool to edit your content and improve its readability
- Why we should use headings to structure content on a web page - GOV.UK YouTube video (2min 11seconds)
- Colour contrast checker – a free online tool to check the contrast of differing text colours against background colours
- Understand more about different types of images – webpages
- How to make PDFs accessible – video (1hour 10min) – a free webinar packed with useful tips for converting your raw PDF into an accessible document
- LJMU website’s Accessibility statement – required statement complying with UK legislation and outlining the LJMU website level of accessibility
- Web Accessibility Perspectives Videos - explore the impact and benefits of an accessible website for everyone
- LJMU PowerPoint standard templates (PDF, 104KB) - download the LJMU branded template
- Create accessible PowerPoint presentations videos
- Make your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities
- Make your Excel documents accessible to people with disabilities
- Make your PowerPoint documents accessible to people with disabilities
- Microsoft Forms help and learning pages
- Adding alt text to images in Microsoft documents
Editor’s publishing checklist
To help us deliver consistently accessible content, the Web Content team uses a quality control checklist based on WCAG standards and regulations.
If you create and edit content on Sitecore, please use our Publishing Checklist to make sure your pages are compliant. Not everything on the list will be relevant for every page, but it provides a comprehensive list for meeting the necessary standards.
You must keep up to date and regularly return to the checklist.
Web Content Community
We are establishing a community for all staff who contribute to the LJMU website. It is available to you whether you write and ask someone else to publish for you, or you publish on Sitecore, or do both.
If you want to contribute to LJMU’s website, please let us know and we will add you to our mailing list and the Web Content Community Hub.
Web Content Community messages
Emails that we send to the Web Content Community are found on the Web Content Community message archive page.
Sitecore training guide for Sitecore editors
If you have been trained by IT Services, you will have login permissions for using Sitecore. Follow the LJMU editor Sitecore training guide for full guidance on how to perform actions and tasks in SiteCore 10.1.
If you have any queries about this guide, please send a ticket to IT Services through the HelpMe helpdesk.