Guidance

Key advice

Three vital topics you should understand to begin to make your online content digitally accessible.

Proper heading structure is key to accessible content.
Heading accessibility
How to use descriptive link text across different link types.
Link accessibility
Alt text, captions, complex images, and images as links.
Image accessibility

Text accessibility

How you use and display text dictates a large part of your content's accessibility. These are the main text-based topics to learn about.

Learn how to apply text styles without causing accessibility issues.
Accessible text styling
Advice on simple text. Also how to use foreign language.
Accessible language
How and when to use lists accessibly.
List accessibility
Setting clear meta titles is vital for good usability.
Meta title accessibility

Object accessibility

Things you add to a web page need to be applied properly so they can be used and understood by all.

How to use tables accessibly and when to use alternatives.
Table accessibility
How to set accordions in web content and use them accessibly.
Accordion accessibility
Detail on how to edit or create pages on a University WordPress site.
WordPress hosting service: User guide

Use the guidance available from this page to help make your digital content more accessible. More information will be added, and advice updated with improvements or corrections, as and when necessary.

How to use this guidance

Visit a topic area you want to know more about. You’ll find detail on:

  • what you should do,
  • why it’s important, and
  • step-by-step instructions for how to be more accessible in that area.

Most topics have instructions that cover a range of platforms, including WordPress, Jadu and Word.

More information

Work through our checklist to make your web content more compliant.
Web page content accessibility checklist
Who to contact if you have a digital accessibility issue at the University.
Digital accessibility contacts