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Digital Accessibility is a fascinating, complex subject that can seem to be quite scary but actually, the principles of it are quite logical and straightforward.

The biggest challenge we find is getting people started on their digital accessibility journey.

We love sharing our experiences and our thoughts through this blog.

Whether it is looking at accessible web design, an accessibility audit or any other aspect of digital accessibility, we hope that you find them interesting and engaging.


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Premier Motors have had a freshen up for 2022!

Posted on 5 January 2022

Sometimes your website just needs a fresh coast of paint rather than a complete rebuild, this was exactly the...

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Ban Cookie Banners

Posted on 22 December 2021 If you are blind and use a screen reader to visit websites, a cookie banner can make your life much difficult and, in some cases, can prevent you actually getting into the website at all.
A broken cookie with a banner over it saying #bancookiebanners

You can now help rid the world of Cookie Banners!

Posted on 17 December 2021

It has finally happened! Now YOU can do your bit in ridding the world of Cookie Banners!...

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Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted on 3 December 2021

It is wonderful to see the buzz around this day. Gradually, the mainstream media is beginning to realise how...

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Let us rid the world of cookie banners!

Posted on 2 December 2021

A lot of companies have cookie banners because they believe it is required by law. This is technically true...

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The Law of Unintended Consequences #bancookiebanners

Posted on 25 November 2021

There are many reasons why I hate Cookie Banners.I do not dislike them. I do not find them irritating.I...


I am speaking at a TedX event on Website Accessibility for Disabled People!

Posted on 11 November 2021

I am so excited to announce that I am going to be speaking at TedX Lukely Brook on Wednesday...

Karine Elharrar, an Israeli Government Minister and a wheelchair user

Oops, sorry, we didn’t think of that….

Posted on 4 November 2021

As the BBC reported yesterday, an Israeli Government Minister, Karine Elharrar, had to return to her hotel 50...

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Today is Purple Tuesday!

Posted on 2 November 2021

Did you know that today is Purple Tuesday? It is known as the UK’s official Accessible Shopping Day and...

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Is your website printer friendly?

Posted on 21 October 2021

Have you ever printedHave you ever tried to print off a page from a website?...


This is why you need to take action now!

Posted on 14 October 2021

Accessibility Audit Enquiry I had a chat with a travel company this week. They had some concerns about how accessible...

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“Hey you! You in the wheelchair, stand up!”

Posted on 7 October 2021

I cannot imagine that anyone reading this article would ever say this to someone who is in a wheelchair....

Blind person using computer with braille computer display and a computer keyboard

Blind people do not use the internet. How could they, they cannot see the screen.

Posted on 23 September 2021

It started with a conversation I was having a chat with a very nice lady last week. We had met...


Here is one easy way to resolve your website accessibility issues!

Posted on 16 September 2021

I am delighted to announce that today is the day that Run Your Own Website Version 2 is officially...

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Website accessibility: what is it and why is it important?

Posted on 16 August 2021

It’s time to make sure your website is accessible to all demographics. Find out what that means and why...

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Click Here… Click There… Click… Where????

Posted on 22 July 2021

The answer to these questions may seem obvious Would you invite someone sitting in a wheelchair to stand? Would you...

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Your website and accessibility. All you need to know in one video!

Posted on 15 July 2021

Do you have a website? If you do and you are...

Outside photo Boots Stores Chichester, people are outside including a woman being pushed in a wheelchair

Understanding Website Accessibility, the easy way

Posted on 8 July 2021

A simple way of explaining a complex issue Website accessibility, although a complex subject, is of fundamental importance because it...

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The Access by Audit website is now launched!

Posted on 24 June 2021

After our press release last week, announcing the launch of Access by Audit, we have been putting the...

Blind person using computer with braille computer display and a computer keyboard

Understanding Website Accessibility

Posted on 22 June 2021

I was delighted to have a conversation last week with Jill Willson from The Equality Practice.Jill is as passionate...

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An inclusive approach

Posted on 10 June 2021

I had a wonderful conversation with a lady who runs an organisation that is focused on inclusivity, particularly with...

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Would you drive a Tesla with only 3rd Party Insurance?

Posted on 3 June 2021

Of course you wouldn’t! However, I am finding websites that do actually have an accessibility statement (most of them...

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Posted on 19 May 2021

May 20th 2021 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! For the last 15 years, we at Access by Design, have been...


Let’s talk about the C Word

Posted on 6 May 2021

The C Word. A word that could be offensive to some of your visitors when they come to your website....

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