How Recite Me can help you comply with the new UK public sector website and app accessibility laws

One in five people in the UK have a disability. This number is rising as the UK has an ageing population and most disabilities are acquired with age. So the older we live, the more likely we are to become disabled.

But evidence shows that most public sector websites don’t meet accessibility standards. This means they are inaccessible for people with disabilities.

For example, a recent study found that only 60% of UK local authority websites’ home pages are accessible to people with disabilities.

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 are set to change this.

The regulations came into force for UK public sector bodies in September 2018 and set new web and mobile app accessibility standards that public sector bodies must follow.

These regulations implement the EU directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies’ websites and mobile applications into UK law.

This guide will give you a summary of the regulations, plus information about what you need to do to comply and how Recite Me can help you…

To download our full guide please click here

Alternatively, you can check out our two accessibility products – the Recite Me web accessibility toolbar plugin and our website accessibility checker.

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