UKAAF – Disability Friendly Website
The UK Association for Accessible Formats (also known as the UKAAF) is an essential disability friendly industry organisation which sets standards, promotes best practice and helps businesses across the country deliver services which meet the needs of people with print impairments. This involves promoting alternatives to print formats, including audio, braille, electronic text and accessible images.
The UKAAF came to Coderra needing a full website revamp. The client had a few specifications: it had to be fully accessible, easy-to-use and navigate, and of course, it had to be disability friendly. The firm had to practice what it preached – it couldn’t very well place so much focus on accessible formats without providing those accessible formats on its own site!
We set about revamping the existing website, customising a standard theme to set it apart from the crowd while still retaining the sections and features the site required. The new site is very simple to navigate, with two straightforward menu bars (one horizontal, one vertical) that take users to the page they’re looking for without endless redirections or searching.
There are also a number of important features which boost the accessibility of the site for those with print impairments – this was one of the most important parts of the entire redesign. There are now exciting new options to toggle the contrast of the site, which can make the text easier to read, there’s an option to render the whole site in greyscale, and there’s a feature which allows users to toggle the font size – whatever they need to do in order to make the site readable.
We were thrilled to collaborate with the UKAAF on this project – they do fantastic work helping to improve accessibility for those with print impairments, and we’re proud that our own work enables this organisation to continue promoting and emphasising the need for accessible formats.