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Web technology for local councils

The Old Rectory

Contact: 2commune Limited
The Old Rectory, Main Street
Glenfield, Leicestershire
LE3 8DG

Tel: 0116 412 0034

New accessibility regulations for public sector websites

Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00 by Ray Smith

New accessibility regulations for public sector websites

New website accessibility regulations are coming into force next year. You can read all about the new regulations on GOV.UK.

Why Web Accessibility is Important
The Internet is an increasingly important resource in our lives including: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and loads of other things. It's important that it's accessible to everyone in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities. An accessible website can help people with disabilities participate more actively in society

You can find further information about accessibility on the W3C website: "Social Factors in Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization".

2commune already work to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and as such you can be assured that our websites will meet the new regulations. You will also need to have an 'Accessibility Statement' on your website. We will produce a generic statement and add it to our customers websites as we did with GDPR.

Tags: UK Local Councils, Websites for local councils, Parish Council Websites, Parish Councils, Town Councils