Accessibility regulations mean public sector organisations have a legal duty to make sure their websites and mobile applications meet accessibility requirements.
Public sector websites must now be accessible and publish an accessibility statement.
Mobile apps need to meet the regulations by 23 June 2021.
What public sector bodies need to do
The accessibility regulations aim to help make sure online public services are accessible to all users, including disabled people. To help your team understand why they need to meet the website and mobile app accessibility regulations please read the guidance on understanding accessibility requirements for public sector bodies.
There are four steps you should take now to make sure your online services are accessible.
Here are some helpful resources on the key parts of making your website accessible:
Making documents accessible
It is important that all PDFs and documents that are on a website are meaningful and useful. There is updated guidance on how to publish accessible documents that meet the needs of all users under the accessibility regulations.
Engaging your colleagues on accessibility
This webinar offers advice on how to make accessibility accessible by engaging your workforce. We have added more resources and practical guidance to the Government Communication Service website to empower your teams to create and publish accessible content to multiple channels, including social media.
Can you help spread the word? View our supporter pack and campaign resources.