Accessibility Statement

At (website), I am committed to making the website as accessible as possible to everyone, regardless of their ability or disability. I truly believe that the internet should be a inclusive and welcoming space, hence why I'm also committed to providing my knowledge about web accessibility. I recognise the importance of ensuring that my online presence is accessible to all users but also admitting that it's work in progress.

But I will constantly be doing something about it.

While the website is currently not fully accessible, I am actively working to improve its accessibility and ensure compliance with the latest web accessibility standards. This is naturally an ongoing process but I am dedicated to making continuous improvements to enhance the user experience for all visitors.

After all, I personally know how it feels to be denied accessibility on the world wide web.

My approach to becoming more accessible online

  1. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation: I regularly evaluate the website's accessibility using automated tools and manual testing methods, identifying areas for improvement and prioritising necessary enhancements.
  2. Seek professional advice: there may be occasions where I don't know everything and I will seek professional advice from fully fledged web accessibility experts
  3. Following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG): while it's not perfect and by no mean the perfect target, it's still a fantastic direciton to aim for. So it's important for me to meet the guidelines set forth by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2, which provide a comprehensive set of recommendations for making web content more accessible.
  4. User Feedback: I value feedback from all users and encourage you to share your experiences and suggestions with me. Your input help will help me to identify and address accessibility issues more effectively.
  5. Training and Awareness: I provide training and resources to external companies and members to increase awareness and understanding of web accessibility principles and best practices.
  6. Steering clear of web accessibility overlays: there are (too many) tools, software and widgets out there that claims to make your website accessible simply by putting a line of script on your site. Those sites are known to be very misleading with the web accessibility community so I have no intentions of using them for my own website. For more information, visit the Overlay Fact Sheet.
  7. Keeping up to date with the latest best practices: like anything online, things change and it's up to me to keep up-to-date with the latest changes and best practices that exists within web accessibility. This will consist of reading up on what the experts are saying but also undergoing courses run by credible individuals.
  8. Show empathy at all times: I may have accessibility requirements in relations to accessing audio like captions and transcripts, but it doesn't mean I can directly relate and live the lives of those with other accessibility needs e.g. sight and mobility. While I can relate to the feeling of accessing barriers, showing empathy is critical as it will allow me to better meet their needs.

I am committed to making my website a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone. If you encounter any accessibility issues or have suggestions for improvement, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue our journey towards a more accessible online experience.