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Webinar recording – How to make your content accessible



About the webinar

How accessible is your content? In this one-hour webinar, the Digital Culture Network’s Tech Champion for websites, Roberta Beattie, guides you through how to make your online content accessible.

This webinar focuses on website content, and the principles of accessibility that cover all aspects of digital content, such as social media and PDF downloads.

Roberta explains what accessibility means when it comes to digital content, outlines best practices, and provides tips on creating an accessibility statement for your website.

Gary Lockton from YouAccess then walks us through their website accessibility tool, and Darren Smallman from Thames Festival Trust tells us about his journey with accessibility and their website.

You will learn:

  • What accessibility is
  • How to create an accessibility statement
  • Top tips, tools, best practices, and legislation
  • About web accessibility control tools

Resources and links

Download the presentation used in this webinar

Arts Council Sector Support Organisations

StageTEXT – Captioning services and resources

VocalEyes – Audio description services and listings

Accessibility tools

Accessibility fundamentals from the W3C

Accessibility video explainers from the W3C

Colour contrast checker from WebAIM

Browser extensions for accessibility checks

Google Lighthouse Chrome extension

Siteimprove accessibility checker Chrome extension

Accessibility statement resources

Doing a basic accessibility check if you cannot do a detailed one – Gov.uk resource

Accessibility statement generator

Further reading

What are audio description tracks?

How to write good alt text

Accessibility and UX design – a case study

edX W3C accessibility course

Accessibility audit checklist

Further Support

The Digital Culture Network is here to support you and your organisation. Our Tech Champions can provide free 1-2-1 support to all arts and cultural organisations who are in receipt of, or eligible for, Arts Council England funding. If you need help or would like to chat with us about any of the advice we have covered above, please get in touch. Sign up for our newsletter below and follow us on Twitter @ace_dcn for the latest updates.

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