Helping you ensure equality, accessibility and compliance with equality laws

In the early 1990s, I worked at a project designed to help newly disabled people get back into work. I saw first-hand the negative attitudes, inequality and discrimination that disabled people have to put up with every day. I could also see that ‘The Web’ would offer an opportunity to alleviate some of the barriers that stop disabled people from participating fully in society.

In 1996 I set up the multi-award winning project, The Making Connections Unit, located within Glasgow Caledonian Unversity, which gave free advice to non-profits to ensure their digital content would be accessible to disabled people. In 2003, I started my own business to provide accessibility auditing and accessible website design services to a wider group of organisations. Read more about how I can help you make your content more accessible.

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  • Accessible website design

    My aim is to ensure that you get a beautiful, contemporary looking website that meets your needs and the needs of your audience.

  • Digital accessibility consultancy

    I provide custom solutions to guide you through the intricacies of digital accessibility, offering everything from comprehensive audits to straightforward practical advice.

  • WCAG 2.1 AA, WCAG 2.2 AA testing/auditing

    Get your website checked to ensure that it is accessible to disabled people (a legal requirement outlined in the Equality Act 2010).

  • Online training in accessible website design

    I can educate and inspire your website design/development team with my online accessible website design course. I can deliver training via Zoom or a similar communication platform.

Jim Byrne winner of equal access category Global Bangemann Challenge.

Why Choose Jim Byrne Accessible Design to help with accessibility and legal compliance?

Three decades of accessible website design and testing experience sets us apart from the crowd. When it comes to choosing a digital accessibility partner you can rely on – you need a partner with the experience and skills to add value to your business or service. My aim is to be that business partner – the one you will want to continue to work with in the future. And because all our business comes from recommendations from existing customers, I can’t afford not to do my best on every job. Get in touch if you need help ensuring your digital content is accessible.

Website Accessibility Books by Jim Byrne

Publications by Jim Byrne

Jim has written several books related to the topic of digital accessibility. Including, ‘Making Website Accessible’ published by The Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) (Jim Byrne and Eva Bolander), ‘Best practice for accessible websites, email and electronic documents’, ’60 hot to touch Accessible Web Design tips’, ‘Twitter for charities, non profits and the voluntary sector’ (Jim Byrne and Jeremy Webb). ‘Jim Byrne’s Guide To Creating More Accessible Websites’ and more.

Ticking all of the accessibility boxes

National and international awards:

Scotland Prestige Awards 2024/25 – Accessible Web Design Specialist of the Year.

CIOReview Europe magazine Top 10 Companies in website design 2024 & Company of the Year in website design 2024.

Best Accessible Web Design Company in the UK Research and Development Awards 2023!

Award winner in the equal access category of the Global Bangemann Award; a challenge by the City of Stockholm for cities of the world to show their finest information technology projects. Presented by the King of Sweden.

Best Web Design Agency, Scottish Lowlands, Corporate Vision MarTech Awards 2022.

Winner of ‘Best Charitable Website Design Specialist 2019’.

Breakthrough Award for The Lothian Centre For Independent Living online help service.

Identified as one of Scotland’s ‘movers and shakers in e-commerce in Scotland’ for work in the area of Web accessibility (NB Magazine)

My team

Committed to ensuring your content is accessibile to disabled people and complies with equality legislation.