The University of St Andrews is committed to making the University website accessible to all.

To do this, web pages and apps must meet the international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA accessibility standard. Accessibility is a legal requirement.

Making a website or mobile app accessible means ensuring it can be used by as many people as possible. This includes those with:

  • impaired vision
  • motor difficulties
  • cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
  • deafness or impaired hearing.

All public sector websites and mobile and web applications published after 22 September 2019 must be accessible. This also applies to any PDFs or Word documents published online. 

Make your content accessible

Digital Communications work to improve the accessibility of the University web pages.


Digital Communications can help you to create accessible content through writing for the web training. Please email for details.

Teaching staff can also find advice and resources on creating accessible teaching materials.

Digital Communications blog

There is an accessibility section of the Digital Communications blog. This includes developments in accessible web design and guides to help you create accessible content.

External resources