Considerations for accessible web development

The objective of this guide is to provide a basic list of considerations for building accessibility into your website.  If followed, your site should provide a fairly good standard of accessibility, without costing you substantial amounts of time and money.

This guide is targeted at those involved in web development, but a separate series of considerations aimed at those producing content for web sites will also be written at a later date.

I had originally intended to pull together a quick ten point list of considerations that one could use to provide a fair standard of accessibility to their website; I quickly realised though when I’d started writing up the first two considerations, that I would have to sacrifice a lot of useful information to be able to summarise them.  I have decided to publish each as a separate article and use this page as an index for accessing them. So subscribe to my RSS feed to keep updated on new instalments as I find time to write them, or simply check back here for any updates.

*These are being written whenever I have free time in and out of work and will double as a minimal compliance list for all new websites we develop at Dog Digital.  So don’t expect them to be written thick and fast, as I’ve little spare time to write them sadly.


1. Producing a logical document structure

2. Visual indicators for keyboard navigation

3. Hidden content and the accessibility tree

Related posts:

  1. Accessibility: Pairing with a blind consultant.
  2. Accessibility: The perils of ignorance.