Advice Collection: Website Accessibility

Provide Text Alternatives

Plain text is the optimal format for any piece of content. This is because it can be used in many different formats to suit individuals with different disabilities. Therefore, it is important to provide a plain text alternative format for all content that is informative.

Time Based Media

Time-based media (audio and video) can be especially difficult for individuals with hearing or vision difficulties. In addition to providing a plain text alternative, it may also be helpful to provide an alternative time-based media version.

Time Constraints

Provide controls for timed content, for any interactions related to timing – including moving information, auto-updating, or page time-outs.

Be Predictable

Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.

Be Navigable

Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.

Be Understood

Make text content readable and understandable.


Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.

For schools adding video or embedding content, consider:
– Avoiding content with flashing images
– GIFs cannot be added to eSchools websites to avoid this

Using Extensions

A number of extensions to assist individual users with access are available through Google Chrome.

For schools adding content, consider familiarising yourself with some of these extensions to advise visitors.