Accessibility and inclusion is a huge subject. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start, you’re not alone.

Many organisations know that they want to make their digital services accessible and inclusive, but don’t know how to achieve their aims.

That’s why Shaw Trust Accessibility Services offers a bespoke consultancy service. We accompany you on your journey to inclusion by providing advice, guidance, training, toolkits and support with your business strategy. No matter where you are on your journey towards accessibility, we can help you to move forward.

We have a team of experienced, qualified technical experts who support you in making your online services accessible. Team members are qualified in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508. They share their expertise in order to expand your company’s understanding of accessibility issues. The team also provides the guidance you need to ensure the development of your digital services meets your objectives.

Our consultancy service is matched entirely to your organisation’s needs. We offer support in all aspects of accessibility, including physical and digital access, implementation and related policies and procedures.

The Shaw Trust Accessibility Service works systematically with you, showing your team where to begin and which tasks to tackle first. We support you in developing an enhanced understanding of how customers with disabilities and impairments interact with your organisation. We show you how to use their feedback to improve your services. Moreover, our market research service helps develop further understanding of your customers’ needs and views. Through our connections with a broad spectrum of companies, you can also benefit by engaging with like-minded professionals who are willing to share their experience of the accessibility journey.

Shaw Trust Accessibility Services is a disabled-led service. Any profits that we make from providing consultancy are channelled back into our service and into achieving Shaw Trust’s mission to deliver services for people at disadvantage so they can gain life and employability skills, live more independently, secure sustainable employment and actively contribute to family and community life.

You can call us on 0300 123 7005 or email accessforall@shaw-trust.org.uk, to find out more about our consultancy services.