Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

Will Grounds
Published November 3, 2022 by Will Grounds – Creative & UX Director

At dotcentric we pride ourselves on designing and developing accessible websites and applications that meet the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

While much of our work involves making sure the visual design and front-end code of the solutions we deliver are accessible, there is still a large role that writers and website editors play in making sure the content they publish is accessible to all.

With that in mind we often share the Government Digital Services (GDS) open-source posters with digital marketing and communications teams we are working with, to help them understand the dos and don'ts of designing and publishing content for users with accessibility needs including autism, blindness, low vision, D/deaf or hard of hearing, mobility and dyslexia.

Below you will find the posters GDS have created – they hold a creative commons licence which means they can be used and shared freely, provided they’re not used commercially, and are attributed appropriately with the Home Office, Home Office Digital and the Creative Commons logo. We hope you find them useful.

Designing for users on the autistic spectrum

The GDS autistic spectrum poster

Designing for users of screen readers

The GDS screen reader poster

Designing for users with low vision

The GDS low vision poster

Designing for users with dyslexia

The GDS dyslexia poster

Designing for users with physical or motor disabilities

The GDS motor disabilities poster

Designing for users who are D/deaf or hard of hearing

The GDS hard of hearing poster

Designing for users with anxiety

The GDS anxiety poster

Download all posters in PDF format.

Talk to Will about designing for accessibility

To learn more about accessibility, talk to our UX Director Will on 0203 8650705 or email