Future Media Standards & Guidelines

Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

The BBC HTML Accessibility Standards and BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines outline the requirements and recommendations necessary for ensuring the BBC’s digital products are accessible to the widest possible audience.

They cover the technical aspects of accessibility and some user experience guidelines where these cross-over with technical implementation. Specific user experience guidelines are included in the BBC Global Experience Language.

BBC Accessibility Standards and Guidelines not only cover technology agnostic best practices recommended for the development of BBC's web content but they also include guidance and techniques developed specifically for hybrid and native applications on mobile platforms. Each web or mobile platform standard or guideline is listed with example code for implementing in HTML, Android, and iOS which is accompanied by recommended steps for testing.

These standards and guidelines were developed specifically for UK audiences and for use with technology commonly available in the UK. They are intended for use by BBC employees and suppliers when developing BBC digital products however they can be referenced by anyone involved in the design and development or digital products or services.

Using the standards and guidelines

You can use use and re-use the the BBC Accessibility Standards and Guidelines under an Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information.

Details can be found on the Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information website.


We would love to hear your feedback. If you have a question or comment about the standards or guidelines email us at AccessibilityTeam@bbc.co.uk.

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