Websites and apps

If you would like expert advice on how to make your website or app accessible and usable for people with sight loss, then you’ve come to the right place.

 
RNIB can help you understand the needs of people with disabilities and how to ensure that your technology is inclusive. We will also help you find and resolve the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from using your website or app. 
 
It is important to also carry out testing with end-users who are typical of the people who will use your service. We can carry out this testing for you. We have a usability lab and a panel of people with disabilities who act as our test participants, and the results will help ensure that your target audience can access and use your service. 
 
We can also award your website or app with our “Tried and Tested” certification. We work with you to build an on-going relationship to ensure that your website or apps continue to be accessible and usable as changes are made.
 

Websites: desktop and mobile accessibility

From wireframe to re-build, we can help you at every stage to ensure your website is accessible.
 
Our team of RNIB Accessibility consultants can:
  • review your website designs or wireframes to highlight potential accessibility issues and advise how these might be avoided
  • audit your website for compliance against WCAG 2.0 standards and provide recommendations to resolve any accessibility-related issues
  • carry out assessments using access technology to unearth usability issues 
  • carry out observed user testing to ensure your website works for people with disabilities (testing can be on both desktop and mobile platforms).

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App accessibility

App assessments are carried out using RNIB’s internal app accessibility guidelines and can be carried out on either Android or iOS or both.

We can also carry out observed user testing, during which blind and partially sighted people carry out typical tasks using your app and potential issues are identified.

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