Download our free Digital Accessibility Maturity Model

Accessibility maturity is about knowing that you have everything you need to deliver accessible and inclusive websites and apps. 

Launched at TechShare Pro in November 2021, AbilityNet's Digital Accessibility Maturity Model (DAMM) is a free, open-source toolkit that helps you identify where your organisation is with digital accessibility, what you want to achieve and what to prioritise. It doesn't test your websites or apps, but looks instead at your organisation and asks questions about five key components of accessibility maturity - vision, leadership, capability, processes and procurement.

To help people get the most from the DAMM we offered a free webinar on Thursday 21 July at 1pm BST to people who wanted to use the toolkit.

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What is the DAMM?

The DAMM is a powerful tool that helps you evaluate the level of accessibility maturity within your organisation and helps you identify:

  • where you are now
  • where you want to go
  • set out a realistic roadmap
  • and track progress along the way.

No matter where you are on your accessibility journey it gives you clarity about how to move forward and identifies best-practice, and points you to examples and useful resources to help you achieve your goals.

Case Study: Skyscanner

Skyscanner, the Travel planning website worked with AbilityNet to implement the Digital Accessibility Maturity Model. Heather Hepburn, Accessibility Lead at Skyscanner, explains why they decided to go through the process:Skyscanner logo, blue text on a white background

'We wanted to know more about what we should be focusing on within Skyscanner. We believe the world belongs to everyone and so should be accessible by all. Improving disability inclusion for travellers and our employees is something that’s extremely important to us, and we’re dedicated to making it happen,'

'We found AbilityNet’s people to be extremely knowledgeable – they know this topic inside out. And they are all so lovely to work with. They listened to us, and correctly plotted where we’re at.'

Find out about how Skyscanner used the DAMM.

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