Accessible communications learning and resources

Create accessible communications using these learning and resources.

For everyone


Start with your text. Write in a clear, concise and short way. Use a content structure, breaking down a large piece of text into smaller paragraphs and using headings and subheadings.

Making your document accessible

Use the accessibility checker

To help ensure that your Office files are accessible, use the Accessibility Checker, a free tool available in Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, and PowerPoint:

Select check accessibility with arrow pointing on the icon 'check accessibility' in the PowerPoint top bar.

Check the colour and contrast

Watch our on-demand training in the GCS Academy


Discover people’s perspective

Guidelines and legal requirements

For content creators

For website owners

For GOV.UK editors and content designers