What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility is a number of design features that aim to help people with disabilities access web content and interact with websites. Good accessibility design should ensure that web sites provide equal access to information and functionality for all users. 
We recommend that you use The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These guidelines are the most widely recognised and accepted standard for accessible websites. Many national governments are steadily adopting version 2.0 of WCAG as the accessibility standard for their own websites. 

Users affected

The various web users affected by accessibility include people who are:

  • Blind – Use a screen reader to read the page out loud
  • Partially sighted – They often need larger text (may use a screen magnifier)
  • Colour blind – The most common deficiency is red/green
  • Deaf – Unable to access sound content
  • Mobility impaired – Able to use a mouse but with limited mobility, or a touch screen but with limited fine movement
  • Keyboard-only – Unable to use a mouse (tabs through web pages)
  • Reading difficulties – Such as dyslexia, learning difficulties, non-native English speakers. Careful use of grammar and vocabulary can make a significant improvement

Worldpay Hosted Payment Pages accessibility compliance

The Worldpay Hosted Payment Pages have been audited to ensure they meet the minimum requirements outlined within Level A and AA version 2.0 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). As a result, the Worldpay hosted payment pages are compliant to WCAG 2.0 AA standards, and against section 508 (US specific Act).