New regulations on the accessibility of websites & mobile applications

On 23 September 2018 new regulations came into force for public sector bodies by the UK Government stating that a website or mobile app should be made more accessible by making it ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’. Making a website or mobile app accessible means making sure it can be used by as many people as possible, especially for those with some sort of disability. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has a set of guidelines in place that helps guide organisations on how to make their websites more accessible. You may read more at Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

This includes those with:

  • impaired vision
  • motor difficulties
  • cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
  • deafness or impaired hearing

If you think your website needs an audit to make it more accessible, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to offer free consultation on how to make your website accessible