How can I make my ICT more accessible?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for making computers and the internet accessible to people with disabilities. Talk to the person to identify their needs.

Consider adaptations such as:

  • Text readers read what is on screen for people with poor eyesight, and can also help with dyslexia.
  • Voice recognition software lets you speak to your computer instead of using a mouse or keyboard.
  • Different mice and trackballs make it easier to move around the screen.
  • Bigger or smaller keyboards fit different needs.

Your website may also need to be adapted to make it easier to use. Adjustments include being able to customise colours and contrast, careful use of images and designing navigation to work with screen readers for people with little or no vision.

Download free Accessibility Guides from:

www.icthub.org.uk/publications

And for more information visit:

www.icthub.org.uk/managing_ICT/accessibility

www.abilitynet.org.uk

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