Improving our website’s accessibility
In line with our commitment to improve the accessibility of legal services offered by Miles & Partners in London, we have made a few changes to our website to ensure it complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).
These guidelines outline best practice for making web content more accessible to people with disabilities and for older people whose abilities change due to ageing. WCAG 2.0 provides a common definition for accessible content, and the tech savvy team at Thrive Creative have optimised our website with the following:
- Enabling content to be presented in simpler ways.
- Making it easier for users to see and hear content.
- Adding functionality via a keyboard interface.
- Allowing enough time to read and use content.
- Ensuring website design will not cause seizures.
- Including alternate ways for users to navigate, find content and determine where they are.
- Ensuring web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
- Helping users to avoid making mistakes and correct them easily with input assistance.
- Ensuring compatibility with current and future technology, including assistive technologies.
To ensure that the legal content on our website is as accessible as possible, Berners Marketing also reviewed our webpages and blogs to ensure we provide:
- text alternatives for any non-text content (such as images) was provided – this ensures that reader-browsers can accurately describe the content; and
- text content is readable and understandable.
This increased accessibility for the website will help people with a visual impairment and anyone who uses a reader browser to access all aspects of our online legal advice.
We are continually looking for ways to improve the accessibility of our website and welcome constructive feedback. If you find anything on the site difficult to use, please let us know by emailing Phil Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.