The Explorers Road – Accessibility considerations


Text colours are used with clear distinction between background
– Text hierarchy has been considered to allow for consistency with headers, sub headers, body content and interactive buttons and forms
– Use of minimal weights of font, bold and regular at consistent sizing to allow for easy legibility
– Content is structured logically in single column format where possible and scrolling is logical through text and downwards over the pages
– Copy is written in sentence case where appropriate with call out buttons and interactive sections in capitals to allow for clear distinction
– Easy to read descriptive titles for pages and frames
– Meaningful headers and labels so users know where the link will take them
– Use of plain English, short sentences and provision of explanation of abbreviations where possible

– Background colours provide good contrast for text
– Minimal range of colours used to control the page
– Use of core colouring with good colour contrast highlighted Video/moving content
– Any moving content will allow reader to pause and play rather than auto play
– Any video or audio should have transcripts provided
– Video can be captioned and subtitled
– No blinking or flashing content Map
– Use of Google map in original format to provide clear understanding of location
– Clearly marked icons to aid location and understanding of planned journey

– Clear highlighted navigation to inform user of current page they may be viewing within set of web pages
– Roll over areas clearly visible so users can clearly see clickable elements
– All features to be consistent and behave in predictable ways

– Form fields will have visible and meaningful labels, with clear descriptions
– Any automated scrolling areas such as header imagery will have sufficient time limits to allow reader to see all content Size
– Website to be responsive to accommodate viewing on multiple devices, page orientation and at different sizes with different font and image sizes

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (known as WCAG 2.1) are an internationally recognised set of recommendations for improving web accessibility. They explain how to make digital services, websites and apps accessible to everyone, including users with vision, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments.