About the Accessibility in government blog

Welcome to the Accessibility blog, which is here to help raise awareness and to share the knowledge, tools, techniques and research that will be needed to make GOV.UK accessible to everyone.

Set up by the GDS accessibility team, this is a cross-government community blog where anyone working on accessibility can contribute.

Accessibility means that people with a disability can do what they need to do in a similar amount of time and effort as someone that does not have a disability. It means that people are empowered, can be independent, and will not be frustrated by something that is poorly designed or implemented. 

Alistair Duggin, Head of Accessibility at GDS, says: "The accessibility of GOV.UK is good compared to many websites. But there is much more to do. We want to make it an exemplar for accessibility that others can learn from and help improve accessibility of the web in general."

Get involved by posting comments here, or contact the GDS accessibility team if you have a blog post idea at When posting comments, please observe our blog participation guidelines and moderation policy.