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Is your public sector website accessible?

Published on: 30 September 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Is your public sector website accessible?
  • The accessibility regulations
  • Which bodies do the regulations apply to?
  • Accessibility requirement – what does it mean?
  • What is an accessibility statement?
  • What are the exceptions?
  • What happens if a public sector body does not comply?
  • What should a public sector body be doing?

Article summary

David Hill, Jenna Wong and Richard Parker of Hill Dickinson examine the requirement for public sector bodies to ensure that their websites comply with new requirements under The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, SI 2018/852. These include making such websites ‘accessible’, publishing an accessibility statement, and undertaking (and publishing) an assessment where it is considered that making such websites accessible would impose a disproportionate burden. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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