Accessibility Audits

We have a great deal of experience in assessing the accessibility of sites, either against a specific set of guidelines (such as WCAG 1.0 or 2.0), or against real-world accessibility principles, based upon different types of impairment (visual, motor, cognitive and so on). This experience has been gained assessing a wide variety of sites, across the public and private sectors, including local government, charity, and private businesses.

If you wish to make sure that your site is accessible to all, and is easy to use, whether to ensure compliance with the DDA, to improve Search Engine Optimisation, to make your site open to more customers, or simply because you believe it’s the right thing to do, contact us with your requirements and we will provide a quotation that meets your needs.

Accessibility Training & Support

If you require any support or advice regarding the accessibility of your site, or you require any training in accessible web development, or training in how to assess your own sites for accessibility, The Pickards Information Services can provide a quote for this support or training. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


In practice, all site developments carried out by The Pickards Information Services are designed to have a high level of real-world accessibility. This is based on a great deal of experience and understanding of what causes accessibility problems that people encounter, developed from my time as a member and moderator of the accessibility resource

However, if you require compliance with a specific conformance level from acronym title=”Web Content Accessibility Guidelines”>WCAG 1.0 or 2.0, this can easily be included within the scope of the project.

This Site

This site has been designed to maximize accessibility, usability and universality. This means that the site has been designed to be able to be used by people with disabilities, it has been designed to be easy to use for everyone, and it has been designed to work on different platforms, browsers and screen resolutions. If you would find it easier to read the text if it was resized, please follow my instructions on resizing your text.

This site has not been designed to conform to a specific conformance level of WCAG 1.0 or 2.0; rather my focus has been on real world accessibility: can people use the site, do they have any problems with it? If you encounter any problems with this site that makes it difficult or impossible for you to use, please contact me explaining your problem and I will do what I can to address it.