The intended audience for these Guidelines is any individual or organisation that creates, publishes, distributes and/or uses information within a learning environment. This includes, but is not limited to, information providers such as:

  • School staff
  • Librarians
  • University staff
  • Communication officers
  • Publishers
  • Support groups and non-governmental organisations.

It is important to note that, although an individual author or information provider can initiate many actions to improve accessibility, providing accessible information in general and for learning in particular may require the involvement of a wider group of stakeholders, for example:

  • Decision makers in schools and universities who support accessible approaches and have agreed policies on accessibility;
  • Computer scientists and information technology (IT) experts responsible for establishing accessible internet platforms, tools, sites and repositories where accessible information can be shared.

The Guidelines focus on possibilities for non-expert practitioners to create accessible information within their working environments. Recommendations for organisations on how to support accessible information provision at an organisational level have been developed in the Accessible Information Provision for Lifelong Learning project.