Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the makethingsaccessible.com website.

This website is run by the private individual George Rhodes and other accessibility professionals as a collaborative project to share good practice guidance material. This website is neither majority funded or managed by any public sector body.

How accessible this website is

The website has recently undergone a significant UI update including the addition of further functionality.

The website was built by accessibility professionals with accessibility in mind throughout development and we are confident that the Make Things Accessible website will offer you an accessible experience.

With the new UI release, we have now included a range of Site preferences customisation controls to enable you to tailor your accessibility preferences. This is not a 3rd party overlay product, but a core set of tools built as part of the update to ensure we offer a smooth and integrated customisation experience.

Within the site preferences you can adjust:

Feedback and contact information

If you are experiencing any accessibility issues with this website or need content in an alternative format please contact us at info@makethingsaccessible.com on any channels listed in his author bio contact information.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

We are committed to making the website as accessible as possible in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and our obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

Compliance status

This website is partially with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2 AA standard, as we have not yet tested the website and there may be some issues.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first prepared on 7th October 2022. It was last reviewed and updated on 27th March 2024.

Site preferences

Please feel free to display our site, your way by finding the preferences that work best for you. We do not track any data or preferences at all, should you select any options in the groups below, we store a small non-identifiable token to your browser's Local Storage, this is required for your preferencesto persist across pages accordion be present on repeat visits. You can remove those tokens if you wish, by simply selecting Unset, from each preference group.

Theming

Theme
Code block theme

Code theme help

Code block themes can be changed independent of the site theme.

  • Default: (Unset) Code blocks will have the same theme as the site theme.
  • Light 1: will be default for users viewing the light theme, this maintains the minimum 7:1 (WCAG Level AAA) contrast ratio we have used throughout the site, it can be quite difficult to identify the differences in colour between various syntax types, due to the similarities in colour at that contrast ratio
  • Light 2: drops the contrast for syntax highlighting down to WCAG Level AA standards (greater than 4.5:1)
  • Dark: Syntax highlighting has a minimum contrast of 7:1 and due to the dark background differences in colour may appear much more perceivable

Motion

Motion & animation

Motion & animation help

  • Default (Unset): Obeys device settings, if present. If no preference is set, there are subtle animations on this site which will be shown. If you have opted for reduce motion, smooth scrolling as well as expanding and collapsing animations will no longer be present, fading transtitions and micro animations will still be still present.
  • None: All animations and transitions are completely removed, including fade transitions.

Links

Underline all links

Underline all links help

  • Default (Unset): Most links are underlined, with a few exceptions such as: the top level links in the main navigation (on large screens), cards, tags and icon links.
  • Yes: Will add underlines to the exceptions outlined above, resulting in every link being underlined

Text and paragraphs

Font size (main content)

Font size help

This setting does not apply to the site's header or footer regions

  • Default (Unset): Font sizes are set to site defaults
  • Selecting Large or Largest will increase the font size of the main content, the size of the increase depends on various factors such as your display size and/or zoom level. The easiest way to determine which option suits you best would be to view this text after clicking either size's button
Letter spacing

Letter spacing help

  • Default (Unset): Default letter spacing applies
  • Increased: Multiplies the font size by 0.12 and adds the sum as spacing between each character
Line height

Line height help

  • Default (Unset): all text has a minimum line height of 1.5 times the size of the text
  • Increased: all text has a line height of twice the size of the text
Paragraph spacing

Paragraph spacing help

  • Default (Unset): The space between paragraphs is equivalent to 1.5 times the height of the paragraph's text
  • Increased: The space between paragraphs is equivalent to 2.25 times the height of the paragraph's text
Word spacing preference

Word spacing help

  • Default (Unset): No modifications to word spacing are present
  • Increased: Spaces between words are equivalent to 0.16 times the font size