DIAL House, the Disability Rights Centre charity based in Hamilton Place, Chester, has received £5,000 from the HBOS Foundation towards developing an accessible website.
Millions of people in the UK are unable to access information on websites due to a disability, such as a visual or hearing impairment, or due to a learning difficulty or lack of literacy skills.
As the internet continues to become a main source of information, a large number of people are being increasingly excluded.
Making information accessible to all people is a government priority and it makes good business sense to consider the needs of excluded groups.
DIAL House intends to develop a website that will be an example of good practice in website design. Volunteers from the centre will receive training and be involved in developing the site, which will provide information about the range of services DIAL House has to offer and present the information so that it can be accessed by people with various disabilities or impairments.