Accessible Technology Charter: Disability know-how

We will give our relevant ICT people the ‘disability know-how’ needed to deliver effective business processes and reasonable adjustments for disabled colleagues and customers.

‘Disability know-how’ goes beyond simply understanding and following relevant standards on accessibility. If your ICT colleagues understand the reasons for particular requirements, and the benefits they can deliver (to users with impairments as well as to others), it is more likely that you will be able to embed accessibility considerations into your normal practices.

Help and guidance

One of the key roles of the Technology Taskforce is to provide an information exchange and source of learning for members. Members have collectively developed accessibility reference guides like the 'Technology Taskforce quick wins catalogue', as well as sharing internal best practice guidance documents.

If you would like to share any best practice information that your organisation has on developing accessible technology for customers or employees, please contact us.

International Association of Accessibility Professional (IAAP)

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is a membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. The objective of this association is to help accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and to help organizations integrate accessibility into their products and infrastructure. The IAAP will provide a place for accessibility professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge of accessibility documents. To find out more about the IAAP, please visit their website.

The information contained in this section is based on recognised standards and guidance like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. We do however recommend that you refer directly to standards like WCAG to ensure that your organisation minimises any legal and regulatory risks.

Follow the links below to find out more.

Taskforce member Barclays have also produced an accessible PDF titled "Advancing Accessibility", which contains examples of best practice for accesible and inclusive businesses, which can be downloaded by  clicking here clicking here .

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have recently updated their list of web accessibility evaluation tools, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Best practice guide for ICT accessibility funding (Word) Best practice guide for ICT accessibility funding (Word)

Best practice targets and measures for accessible ICT (Word) Best practice targets and measures for accessible ICT (Word)

Guidance for creating an IT policy on accessibility (Word) Guidance for creating an IT policy on accessibility (Word)

Best practice guide on IT Accessibility and IT Security (Word) Best practice guide on IT Accessibility and IT Security (Word)

Best practice guide: Tips and Tricks for Accessibility Practitioners Best practice guide: Tips and Tricks for Accessibility Practitioners

Best practice guide on creating accessible PDFs (Word) Best practice guide on creating accessible PDFs (Word)

Best practice guide: A brief guide to making documents accessible (Word) Best practice guide: A brief guide to making documents accessible (Word)

Best practice guide: A guide to making documents in Microsoft Office accessible (Word) Best practice guide: A guide to making documents in Microsoft Office accessible (Word)

Barclays' POUR principles infographic (PDF) Barclays' POUR principles infographic (PDF)

Case study on embedding accessibility into Barclays' mobile banking app (Word) Case study on embedding accessibility into Barclays' mobile banking app (Word)

Inclusive Design Principles Infographic from Barclays - One Page A3 Inclusive Design Principles Infographic from Barclays - One Page A3

Inclusive Design Principles Infographic from Barclays - Individual Posters A4 Inclusive Design Principles Infographic from Barclays - Individual Posters A4

Microsoft - A video introduction to Disability and Accessibility (audio described version)