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Ten tips for creating accessible content

1 Text is usually accessible

2 Provide alternatives for multimedia and non-HTML files

3 Structure information with data tables, headings, lists

4 Use colour and visual design well

5 Everything must be both keyboard and mouse accessible

6 Consistent clear and USER friendly navigation with front-loaded content

7 Provide shortcuts for page navigation, content access and interactive components

8 Watch the total download times

9 Take special care with the design and online construction of interactive elements

These include:

10 Check the accessibility of content frequently


These tips were provided at a workshop run by the National Information and Library Service.