We're not huge fans of PDFs on GOV.UK. We hope this post will help publishers explain to colleagues the problems with using them and support moving towards an HTML-first culture.
You can find more information about accessibility on the dedicated Accessibility in government blog.
The challenges of building effective services for all and some of the work we're doing to make services as inclusive as possible.
Take a look inside GDS's new space created to improve awareness of accessibility and assistive technologies.
This year the UK is implementing the EU Directive on the accessibility of public sector websites and mobile apps. To gather your views, we’ve launched a consultation to help plan how we implement the Directive.
The GDS Accessibility team is here to make it easier for departments to build government services that are accessible for everyone. We want to ensure that there are no barriers that might prevent anyone from accessing a service.
It’s the time of the year for ‘Best-of lists’. In keeping with the season, we’ve been looking back over some of the most popular blog posts of 2016. Here’s a selection.
Our larger team meetings were getting longer and communication was becoming harder, so one of our team members suggested hand signals as a way to help with this.
I’m Alistair Duggin, Head of Accessibility here at Government Digital Service. I’ve been here for just over 7 months now. My job is to make sure that GOV.UK is as accessible as possible.
The slides aren't the thing. They're what make you pay attention to the thing.
I work as a content designer on the Digital Marketplace and for over a year now, I’ve also been working as a volunteer in adult literacy classes.