In keeping with its public-service remit, and its obligations under the DDA, PhUSE will ensure that its media is accessible to people who have visual, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments.
Accessibility is a partnership between site producers like PhUSE and the creators of the operating system, browser, and specialist assistive technologies which many disabled users employ to allow them, for example, to view websites in easier-to-read colours, with larger fonts, or as spoken text.
As such technologies have become more available and sophisticated, PhUSE will:
- ensure that its media work well with these assistive technologies to ensure an accessible experience for disabled users
- provide this Accessibility Help site which will guide users in customising their computers (either by explaining the accessibility features of their operating system or browser, or by introducing them to the range of assistive technologies which are available) to provide them with the most accessible web experience, not just for PhUSE but all websites
PhUSE will also work with those in the wider accessibility community to support the future development of these technologies and the standards that allow all websites to be created to work best with them.