@UK Accessibility

@UK Accessibility

Accessibility for all users is an ongoing challenge as site designers balance the needs of old browsers, new browsers, mobile users and specialized browsers such as text readers, used by partially sighted visitors.

What are @UK doing?

@UK has invested a great deal of time and resource in this area already, and plan to continue this work across the system.

We strive to make our sites accessible to everyone – if you spot a particular problem that you think we should know about please contact us.

Through automation and content management it is possible to enforce a level of compliance throughout the system which means that all our member sites can be compliant as well as our main site.

The Disability Discrimination Act

The W3C guidelines are widely regarded as an acceptable benchmark for showing that a company has taken steps to make their site accessible.

W3C's 'Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0', are available at http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505

Since 2006 all our pages conform to Level AA (EU recommended level).

Examples of features:

  • validated markup
  • meaningful ALT text for any image icons
  • descriptive hyperlink text
  • contrasting background colors behind text (where used)
  • easy to read non-serif font types
  • CSS design - enabling user controlled font size
  • liquid layout
  • consistent navigation

Access Keys

Having taken professional advice we have taken the decision not offer access key shortcuts.
As there is no convention for access keys it is highly likely that the access keys specified on a site will conflict with keyboard commands already in use by some browsers or assistive technologies. This may particularly lead to important browser functionality no longer working.

Further Reading about access keys.


We also endeavour to test all our pages on various screen sizes (down to 800x600) and on different platforms, to ensure that our pages are accessible to all our visitors.
However to be absolutely sure you are getting the best possible format make sure you are running the latest version of your chosen browser.
Disabled or disadvantaged users we'd like your feedback please! - let us know what you think of the site by emailing the Design Team from the contact page.

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Success Stories

Why Choose @UK?

  • Green Marketplace with over 1 million users
  • Get analysis results fast: fully-automated
  • Guaranteed savings & Immediate business plan
  • Full granular, line-item level reporting
  • Products, categories and suppliers responsible for your procurement carbon footprint
  • Over £120 billion analysed to date
  • Over 290,000 companies formed
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@UK PLC is the leading ecommerce marketplace, with over 1 million users. We believe that @UK PLC has significantly more users than all the other UK marketplaces combined, and that we are probably the largest transactional b2b marketplace providing integrated eCommerce and eProcurement worldwide.

@UK PLC is the first large volume green marketplace with over 3 million products that have carbon footprints. @UK PLC supports businesses from start up through to being members of the fortune 500, and is a leading Company Formation & Company Registration Agent with over 290,000 Limited Companies formed.


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'The project was particularly exciting as it allowed for joint work with leading academics at the University of Reading and Research scientists at @UK PLC. This is one of the largest and most innovative KTP projects ever undertaken and we are very excited by the results. We believe that the new tool is groundbreaking and has come at exactly the right time to help public and private sector organizations achieve savings.'

Professor Mark Bishop, Department of Computing

'It's really useful because we can look at the information from all different angles and it's so easy to use,' says Ms Hamilton. 'It will help us rationalise and standardise our suppliers and products, which in turn means we can get better prices.'

Vicki Hamilton, The Head of Procurement and Supplies for the Outer South East London Shared Procurement
London Procurement Program


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