To ensure that we consider both accessibility best practice and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, we have created our own accessibility guidelines, and these are used in the design, development and ongoing maintenance of our websites.
We regularly check the accessibility of our sites as part of an ongoing development process. To ensure a holistic approach to accessibility, we always test our sites with assistive technologies, including JAWS and NVDA screen readers, magnifiers and voice recognition software. Where possible, we also conduct testing sessions with users who have a range of disabilities and access requirements.
As an innovative organisation we are always looking at new ways to enhance and develop our websites. As part of this we will ensure we continue to work with accessibility experts and consider the accessibility of new features of our site as they are developed. We are also working with external suppliers who provide additional content for our sites to encourage them to enhance the accessibility of their material.