All pages in the Toolkit pass the Siteimprove accessibility checker at WCAG level AAA with 0 errors.
Some pages in the Toolkit present warnings in the Siteimprove accessibility checker WCAG level A – AAA, we are in the process of resolving these warnings.
The efforts we’ve made to improve accessibility during design and development:
- We have limited the number of fonts used to one, and we have chosen a clean sans serif font without embellishments
- No images are used to convey text or meaning
- We use a dark grey for our body text colour to help prevent eye strain
- All colour combinations where text is presented on top of a background colour have been tested to pass colour contrast guidelines level AAA
- You can increase the text size in the browser up to 400% without breaking the page layouts or causing any text to spill off the screen
- All links are underlined and have a clear hover and focus style
- All links and interactive elements are keyboard focusable, interactive elements such as form fields, buttons and tabs use a clear focus style
- All interactive elements including forms are keyboard navigable and use a logical tab order
- Where icons convey semantic meaning a screen reader description has been provided.
- Where icons convey no semantic meaning, an an aria attribute of “aria-hidden=‘true’” has been applied to prevent unwanted noise for users of screen reader technologies
- Sections of the interface are laid out using HTML 5 semantic tags such as header, nav, footer. This conveys meaning when users of assistive technology are navigating the pages
- We have avoided the over use of aria landmarks and roles to prevent unnecessary noise for users of assistive technology