Accessibility Legislation

On 23 September 2018 new regulations on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies came into force in the UK.

The regulations implement the EU directive on web accessibility requiring public sector websites and mobile applications achieve specific accessibility standards.   This applies to all publicly-funded higher and further education institutions.

The government will be monitoring affected websites and apps to check they meet the new legal requirements.  

Accessibility legislation

Read the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

The Government Digital Services have helpful resources on making public sector websites accessibile

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