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New accessibility regulations for public sector websites

New accessibility regulations for public sector websites

New website accessibility regulations are coming into force next year. You can read all about the new regulations on GOV.UK.

Why Web Accessibility is Important

The Internet is an increasingly important resource in our lives including: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and loads of other things. It's important that it's accessible to everyone in order to provide equal... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Accessibility, Parish Council Websites, Parish Councils, Town Councils, UK Local Councils, Websites for local councils

Throw your keyboard away and talk to your computer.

Throw your keyboard away and talk to your computer.

The government is starting to deliver services in new and innovative ways. The computer keyboard is still the biggest barrier to using a computer. This new service allows you to ask when your car tax is due simply by talking to 'Alexa' via your Echo.

An Amazon Echo is a hands-free smart speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:35 by Admin Team

Tags: Accessibility, News

Talking documents!

Talking documents!

Did you know that the Adobe PDF reader is now able to read documents 'out loud'? Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool that has been built into Adobe Reader since version 6.0.

Yet more reason to consider standardising on the PDF format for documents on your website. Try it, start Adobe Reader then open a PDF and Choose View > Read Out Loud

Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:01 by Admin Team

Tags: Accessibility, Documents, PDF, Tip