Hackney Council Accessibility Report


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What I did:

  • Discussed the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
  • Objectively analysed Hackney Council website
  • Analysed website from the perspective of a user with vision impairments
  • Critically analysed audience limitations
  • Considered visual, audio and navigation aspects of website
  • Suggested improvements to make the website more inclusive and accessible

The Equality Act came into force on 1st October 2010, replacing the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). They set out a number of rules, enforceable by law, which aim to ensure government service providers make their websites accessible to blind and disabled users.

This report explores the Hackney Town Council website, focusing on its accessibility for older users with impaired vision. This involved looking at several aspects including the type-faces used (colour and size), layout considerations, use of colour and the ease of access to information and help. Positives and negatives with the site’s accessibility are highlighted and suggestions are made on how it can be improved.

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