New regulations for website accessibility come into force in 2020. How ready are you to meet these legal requirements?
Although the rules are putting Public Sector websites in the spotlight, every website should be accessible for all if you want to give your web-users a great experience and achieve your call to actions.
The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobiles Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (“the 2018 Regulations”) came into force on 23rd of September in 2018. This is the implementation the EU directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications in the public sector (Directive (EU) 2016/2102). After Brexit it is expected that the regulations will stand.
The purpose of the 2018 regulation is to improve accessibility for all web users. This means accessibility for those with impaired vision, impaired hearing, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities and other issues.
Although the 2018 regulations are now in force, the requirement to meet accessibility standards do not apply until 23rd of September 2020. For new websites after 2018, the deadline was 23rd of September 2019.
At Tickbox, for £90 + vat we can check your website for its compliance with these important accessibility standards and do a website audit and health check using diagnostic tools. We can then make recommendations if required. If your updates are minor, we include those in the £90 fee, if not, we will give you a quote for work that needs to be done.