The National Union of Journalists is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience.

Accessibility guidelines have been an integral part of the design and development process from the outset. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so work to ensure accessibility guidelines are met.

If there are any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us, the NUJ is continually striving to improve the experience for all visitors.

For guidance on making the most of accessibility features on your device, see How to use My Computer My Way from AbilityNet.

The website has the following features:

Resizable text

The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to style the text and this text has been configured to be resizable using the browser's resize settings. The text has been left justified, this maintains a consistent gap between words, this helps both users with mild visual impairments as well those who are using screen readers and/or magnification software as both pieces of software struggle to interpret the inconsistent gaps.

Alt Tags

All pictures and images within the site will be tagged with alternative text in a contextual format to describe the content of a picture. This is useful for text-based browsers or for users with visual impairments as it enables the picture to be described in words.


We are working towards a site style that incorporates a strong contrast between background and foreground colours (specifically for text) for readability and clarity purposes.

Skip to content

A skip to content link has been added for keyboard navigation and screenreaders, allowing the user to skip past the navigation links to the main content on the page.

No flickering animation

We have avoided the use of flickering, strobing or flashing animation which could be harmful to users who are susceptible to photoepileptic seizures.


We aim to provide accessible PDFs and Word documents, but some of our older content may not be accessible. Where possible, information will also be in HTML format.

Audiovisual content

We will ensure that automated captions are enabled where available in all content from external sources that is added to the site and switched on by default. We recognise that the quality of automatic captioning may vary.

Coding to Standards

This site has been developed, as best possible, using code and techniques that are compliant with W3C standards.

Whilst we strive to ensure that all pages remain compliant, this is a large site, with large amounts of data being uploaded on a daily basis.

We must acknowledge that some pages will occasionally fail the compliance tests. Such pages will be investigated, re-factored and re-validated.

If you find any pages that you believe may contain errors please email us at [email protected].