One of the most important steps you can take to ensure that your web pages will be accessible is to code them using standards based markup. Coding to standards will reduce development and maintenance costs, make your content more flexible, and ensure your pages will be more ‘future compliant’.

But which standard should you adopt – surely the one thing we can be sure of is that standards are always changing and being ‘upgraded’

Well here’s a wee tip: there is one standard you can rely on to never change (apart from bug fixes) and that is HTML 4.01.

In a sea of changing and unpredictable variables, there are few rocks for you to base the building of your site on – but marking up the content of your site using valid HTML 4.01 is one.…

Working with non-profits, charities, voluntary and public sector organisations and social enterprises for over 20 years. Jim set up one of the worlds first website accessibility web agencies in the mid 1990s.