Make Things Accessible

Hello and welcome

To the Make Things Accessible website, a repository for guidance material and useful resources for organisations looking to improve their digital accessibility.

This project is a shared effort between a number of London-based universities looking to pool our efforts and knowledge on delivering accessible experiences for students and staff.

The guidance material found on this website is aimed to help you complete accessibility related tasks whether that be better understanding of accessibility regulations, including accessibility requirements into procurement, conducting basic accessibility checks, and many other topics.

Our guidance material is sorted into a number of ‘tags’ which can help you filter for relevant information. You can browse all material in the guidance section or filter for specific topics by selecting relevant ‘tags’.

If you can’t find what you are looking for and get stuck, we have helpful FAQs and Glossary pages which may offer assistance. If there are topics that we have not yet added but you think we should, something we have gotten wrong, or you want to contact us for any other reason please reach out.

Latest guides

Our latest digital accessibility guides are displayed in this section, this will be updated each time we produce a new guide, alternatively, you can view all guides here.

  • Responsive & accessible tabbed interfaces

    Tabbed interfaces are one of those components that make sense at larger viewports, but are often problematic on smaller …

    Tags: Component HTML JavaScript ARIA

    Darren Lee
  • Cookie banners case study

    Many organisations are using third-party cookie banners to meet their GDPR responsibilities. These banners often cause a…

    Tags: Third-party Cookies Audit Remediation Component

    Steve Wilkinson
  • DiscoverUni widget accessibility case study

    Many UK universities embed the DiscoverUni widget on their sites to display statistics about courses and this has appa…

    Tags: Audit Third-party Remediation Component Higher Education

    Darren Lee
  • Creating a Skip to Content link

    Learn why we should add a Skip Link to our sites, who benefits from them and discuss a couple of ways we can build one, …

    Tags: HTML CSS Best practice

    Darren Lee
  • Meeting WCAG 2.2

    WCAG 2.2 is very close to becoming the new standard and at present it adds 9 additional success criteria and removes one…

    Tags: PSBAR WCAG 2.2 Monitoring Regulations

    Darren Lee
  • PDF and Online Flipbooks

    PDF and Online Flipbooks are website addons used to make documents on a website more visually appealing by evoking the t…

    Tags: PDF Content Products Third-party Component

    George Rhodes

Latest stories from AAA

Make Things Accessible are proud to collaborate with Access and Assistance for All (AAA) a campaign run by the British Youth Council. The campaign aims to encourage education organisations to sign up to the charter, which encourages supporters to ensure learning is inclusive for all students and make accommodations whenever necessary. Within the AAA section of this site, there are real student stories, which highlight some of the barriers current and previous students with disabilities have faced during their studies. there is a small selection of stories below, alternatively, you can view all Student stories here. You can also visit the AAA Home page, to find out about the awesome work AAA doing to make learning more inclusive.