Creating Accessible Information

Information is imparted in many different types of formats and includes word processed documents, databases, desktop published leaflets, booklets, presentations and their accompanying handouts, spreadsheets, bespoke software printouts, posters, signage, audio and video recordings.

Whatever method used to create the information it should be made as accessible as is feasibly possible within the constraints of the author's and the distributor's roles (referred to as making reasonable adjustment).

Both the author and the distributor of information have a responsibility to ensure that they have made reasonable adjustments before circulating the information. Indeed the law now stipulates that you must assume that there may be a person with an impairment accessing this information and that you should, therefore, cater for this eventuality (referred to as being anticipatory).

Different methods of creating information

This list is currently under development and will eventually cover the more general formats. If the information you are seeking is not given on this web page please contact the Disability IT Support Analyst.