Website accessibility compliance
On 23 September 2018 new regulations on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies came into force in the UK. If a new public sector website went live on or after 23 September 2018, it will need to meet accessibility standards and publish an accessibility statement by 23 September 2019. For existing websites (published before 23 September 2018) the deadline is 23 September 2020.
These regulations implement the EU directive on web accessibility and require public sector websites and mobile applications to achieve specific accessibility standards. This applies to all publicly funded higher and further education institutions. The government will be monitoring affected websites and apps to check they follow the rules and aren’t breaking the new legal requirements.
Making your website/Intranet accessible with inclusive content.
Simply put, it’s about creating an online environment where all users, not just those with disabilities, are able to easily navigate and perform day-to-day tasks on the internet.