UCL Psychology and Language Sciences



Many websites contain significant barriers to access by not considering disabled users in the design phase.  When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.  We have attempted to maintain best practice in our coding to support the widest possible access to the pages.  This includes:

  • Using semantically meaningful HTML, with textual equivalents provided for images and with links named meaningfully, to help blind users using text-to-speech software and/or text-to-Braille hardware.
  • Using large and/or enlargeable text and images help users with poor sight to read and understand the content.
  • Differentiating links to ensures that color blind users will be able to notice them.
  • Videos are closed captioned and include a sign language version so facilitate access to D/deaf and hard-of-hearing users.
  • Content is written in plain language and illustrated with relevant images to facilitate understanding of the material.