On 23rd September 2018 'The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018' came into force. This requires all UK public sector organisations' websites and applications to comply with WCAG (Website Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1 AA level standard. The purpose of this is to ensure all users have the same level of access to information, regardless of any disablities.
Public bodies, which must meet the requirements include:
All public sector websites and applications published on or after 23rd September 2018 must meet the accessibility requirements.
Public sector websites and applications published before 23rd September 2018 must meet the accessibility requirements by 23rd September 2020.
govLocal specialise in producing accessible Parish Council websites, which comply with the September 2018 accessibility requirements. gocLocal websites are built using an accessible framework, which incorporates features designed to support multiple levels of website accessibility. These include: