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Cabinet Office: Web accessibility for leaders

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Cabinet Office: Web accessibility for leaders

  1. 1. Richard Morton Senior Accessibility Specialist Government Digital Service @accessibleweb Web Accessibility for Leaders - Jisc
  2. 2. New accessibility regulations
  3. 3. Compliance
  4. 4. GDSGDS Public sector bodies must make their websites and mobile apps more accessible by making them: ● Perceivable ● Operable ● Understandable ● Robust
  5. 5. GDS
  6. 6. GDS Public sector bodies will need to: ● Evaluate the accessibility of their websites and apps ● Fix issues ○ Unless disproportionate burden ○ Unless content is exempt ● Publish an accessibility statement GDS
  7. 7. GDSGDS Regulations came into force on 23 September 2018 New websites compliant by 23 September 2019 Existing websites compliant by 23 September 2020 Mobile apps compliant by 23 June 2021 Timeline
  8. 8. Monitoring
  9. 9. GDSGDS GDS will be the monitoring body
  10. 10. GDSGDS Multiple site samples and tested each year
  11. 11. GDSGDS Many simplex tests - automated testing plus some manual checks
  12. 12. GDSGDS Some detailed tests - full WCAG 2.1 audit on a sample of pages for each site
  13. 13. Enforcement
  14. 14. GDS Equality and Human Right Commission Equality Commission for Northern Ireland GDS
  15. 15. Risks
  16. 16. GDSGDS Being in breach of the law - reputation
  17. 17. GDSGDS Students, Staff, Funders can’t access things - may lose some
  18. 18. GDS Equality Act 2010 We have a legal obligation to provide equal access to people with disabilities GDS
  19. 19. Guidance and resources
  20. 20. Thanks Richard Morton @accessibleweb

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