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UK Local Government Accessibility Compliance Deadline 23rd September Looms!

The 23rd of September is looming and with it the deadline for compliance with the first stage of the Web Accessibility Directive. If accessibility isn’t front and centre of your digital activity right now, time is getting tight.

I’m sure we would all agree that those with a disability that has a negative impact when accessing important information online should have an equal share of voice and not be information poorer through no fault of their own and this accounts for up to 1 in 5 of web users.

Achieving compliance with the Web Accessibility Directive isn’t a one-time deal, you need to review and update your statement regularly. If you’re using an agile approach to redeveloping an existing website, you can dedicate sprints to accessibility improvements as part of your approach to iteration. If a .gov.uk website is outsourced, the public sector client will need to brief their agency and work together with them to ensure they are meeting the accessibility regulations.

As the team that designed and built the site identified by Sitecore as the UK’s most accessible local government website in Q1 2020 the Web Accessibility Directive is a principal we totally sign up to.

If you think we can support you to compliance with the Web Accessibility Directive we’d love to hear from you.

Published: 14 September 2020

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