Guidance for Staff

Personal Development

These self-guided online courses provide the foundation you need to make your digital content accessible. These courses were designed to be the flagship in digital inclusion within UCC, resources are provided to you in multiple formats and you can focus on the skills you need with the flexibility your schedule requires.

If you do not wish to attend any of our live Webinars, you can view any of our videos and follow along at your own pace.


When creating content, there are a few basic steps that should be followed in order to assure your content is accessible. The core steps needed for accessibility are the same regardless of whether your document is in HTML, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or another document format:

  • Use headings
  • Use lists
  • Use meaningful hyperlinks
  • Add alternate text to images
  • Identify document language
  • Use tables wisely
  • Understand how to export from one format to another

To gain a better understanding of these core issues, please follow the links below.

Expand Your Understanding

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Introducing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), including WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1.

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The EU Web Accessibility Directive

Find out more about the EU Web Accessibility Directive that has been signed into Irish Law.

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Expanding the potential of the web for people with disabilities by empowering individuals and organizations to create accessible content.

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