Mumsnet's accessibility policy

We want as many people as possible to have the chance to be unreasonable and discuss the pros and cons of Greggs sausage rolls.

So, where possible, we consider accessibility in Mumsnet's design and content, especially regarding members who are partially sighted or use screen readers to access the site.

The techs are going to strive to help us meet our responsibilities under the Disabilities Discrimination Act, in particular, the priority 1 and priority 2 guidelines defined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). (For more info, see http://www.w3.org/WAI/).

You can do your bit by avoiding unnecessary punctuation (appalling punctuation will be jumped on in pedants' corner) especially in Talk thread titles.

Text speak (or txt spk) is obviously an abomination, but should also be avoided to help members who use screen readers (strangely, they don't find it very interesting to hear "asterisk, asterisk, asterisk" repeated ad nauseam in a monotone).

If you've got any accessibility suggestions, gripes or questions, please email access@mumsnet.com and we'll do our best to address them. (Alternatively, just start a thread called Am I Being Unreasonable to want to access Mumsnet?)


Best,
Mumsnet Towers

Last updated: 09-Feb-2010 at 12:44 PM