Digital Accessibility Resources

Online resources to help assist you in creating accessible content.


Creating accessible T&L resources

Access more guidance on creating accessible resources for teaching and learning on the CQSD TEL website.

Writing for the Web training

Provided by the University’s Content Team.

Siteimprove extension for Chrome

An accessibility checker that can evaluate any web page for accessibility issues.

WAVE Evaluation Tool for Chrome

An accessibility checker that can evaluate any web page for WCAG 2.1 accessibility issues.

Accessibility colour contrast checker

Use to enter the HEX values of two colours to see if they comply with AA accessibility standards.

Create accessible PDFs

Use this guide from Siteimprove to ensure any PDF you create and upload online is as accessible as possible.

LexDis Digital Accessibility Toolkit

Visit this site to find a number of useful guides, such as understanding the regulations, performing quick accessibility checks, and cheat sheets on many other topics.

W3C’s Resources for Content Writers webpage

Read this guidance created specifically for content writers.


Non-Digital Accessibility Resources

We also offer a wide range of support to assist you through your studies.  Here, you can find out information about the range of support available not related to digital accessibility.


What counts as a disability?

Understand the definition and how we can support you.

Before you arrive

Things to think about and put in place before you get here.

Disability Advisory Service 

Advice and guidance so all students can participate fully in University life.

Funding support

Find out how you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability.

Mental health

Find out about the support for your mental health needs.

Autism and Aspergers

Support is available for students with autism/AS – and students looking into getting a diagnosis.

Physical disabilities

Check out our support for physical disabilities and long term conditions.

Specific learning difficulties

Dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning differences are the most common disabilities among students and we can help.

Other support

In addition to the Disability Advisory Service, there are many other places to get help and support whilst at the University of Reading.

Guidelines for Appropriate Behaviour 

We acknowledge that when students access our service, they may be anxious, stressed or experiencing symptoms related to their diagnosis or condition.

Accommodation and disability

Find out what provisions we have in halls, as well as information on grants, personal care assistance and more to support your disability

Accessible teaching and learning materials

The University’s approach to inclusive teaching and learning.

Assistance therapy animals

Learn more about the University’s policy on assistance and therapy animals.