Builder’s website wins award

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Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has become the first in the UK to have its website independently accredited as accessible, inclusive and user-friendly for people with disabilities.

The Taylor Wimpey website has been recognised by the Shaw Trust, one of the leading providers of web accessibility services in the UK which works to support disabled and disadvantaged people, for offering a high level of accessibility.

The website now displays the Shaw Trust ‘Accessible’ logo.

The Shaw Trust web accreditation service is the most comprehensive service available and is endorsed by The Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS).

It combines a full technical audit with rigorous testing experienced technology users with a range of disabilities who access the internet in different ways.

“We are delighted to be leading the way in the housebuilding industry by receiving this independent seal of approval,” said Karen Cullis, head of marketing at Taylor Wimpey. “Meeting the needs of all our customers is of paramount importance to us, from building homes suitable for people of all abilties, to ensuring that all our communications are accessible and user friendly for everyone.”

“If the information on websites is not presented correctly, people with a range of disabilities can have difficulty accessing, navigating or reading the contents,” said Dan Hounsham, sales manager for Shaw Trust’s web accessibility service.

“We are delighted that with www.taylorwimpey.co.uk Taylor Wimpey, a leading UK company, has demonstrated its commitment to meeting the needs of disabled people in this way.”

Taylor Wimpey is currently building at Briars Chase, Ilkeston (0845 026 4028), Brackens Court, Nottingham (0845 239 1712), Chaworth Gardens, Ravenshead (0845 672 3949), Lime Tree Gardens, Mapperley, (0845 672 3900) and Rufford Grange, Rainworth (0845 072 6227).

Further information is available by visiting the Taylor Wimpey website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk or by calling 0116 281 6470.