Code of ethics

This policy outlines how Accessibility.Co’s values shape our business and our commitment to working in a way that’s ethical and fair. It guides us when making decisions and helps us conduct our business with honesty and integrity.

Published 19 July 2021.


We believe that good business and ethics go hand in hand. From our very beginnings, using tech for good has always been at the heart of our work. Working ethically has become a driving force for our business.

We’ve always enjoyed developing positive working relationships with our clients built on transparency and good communication. We’re proud to say that many of our earliest clients remain friends of ours to this day. Our clients trust us, and we them.

For nearly two decades we’ve been working in digital accessibility, helping create a digital world that’s accessible to disabled people. We embrace diversity, equality and inclusion in our work to the best of our ability.

Our commitments

Accessibility.Co has made commitments to:

Scope and domain

The majority of our work is done within the United Kingdom, although we have some clients based in Europe and the United States of America.

Wherever possible, we aim to use UK-based digital service providers. However, some of our service providers operate and host their services outside of the UK.


We want to work with clients who share our values of being open, responsible and greener.

In 2019, we introduced some rules to follow when engaging new clients to help us work with more organisations that meet our values and avoid working with companies that we find to be unethical or having a negative impact on the world (negative screening).

From 2021, we made a move to focus the majority of our work on working with organisation that have a positive impact on the world (positive screening), or choosing to work with companies that have a good record for sustainability and ethics.

Accessibility.Co will not knowingly work with organisations engaging in contentious activities or working in unethical sectors. This means that we assess potential clients for any concerns around environmental damage, human rights, workers’ rights, fossil fuels, gambling, human trafficking, tobacco, weapons, etc.


We care about our suppliers. We choose them carefully, and we look after them the way we’d like to be looked after.

We do this in the following ways:

Contracts with suppliers are established on a case-by-case basis. Suppliers are assessed for their alignment to Accessibility.Co’s values, and are asked to consider the following when supplying goods and services to Accessibility.Co:


We value transparency in our clients and suppliers, not least when it comes to finance. The gap between us and where our money goes is wide, and that makes us uncomfortable. For example, the world is facing a climate emergency, yet trillions of pounds are still being pumped into the companies fuelling the crisis.

We commit to using our money for good, and have taken the following actions:


We will never donate to a political party or politician. Workers are not discouraged from having political opinion or discussion, and they are free to support a chosen political party as individuals.

Bribery and corruption

Accessibility.Co has a zero-tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption. We are committed to acting fairly and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships.

We reduce the risk of bribery and corruption by taking precautions with sensitive data and keeping appropriate and accurate records of all dealings with third parties. We take data protection seriously, encrypting sensitive data and restricting access to information to only those who need it within Accessibility.Co.

We will not:

Modern slavery

Accessibility.Co is committed to combatting slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.

As our business has a turnover of less than £36 million, we do not have a legal obligation to produce a modern slavery statement. However:

We have examined our business activities and those of our suppliers and we confirm the following: