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Education Website Accessibility - It's Time!

As 2024 kicks off, education providers need to plan their budgets. Improving website accessibility should be a crucial consideration! It’s not just about ticking boxes; it’s a legal obligation. Yet, the WebAIM Million 2023 report found that in the education sector, website homepages have an average of 42.9 accessibility errors.

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Website Accessibility is a Legal Requirement for Education Providers

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Devices) Accessibility Regulations states that “public sector bodies must comply with the accessibility requirement” to make websites perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. In other words, comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2

Education Website Accessibility: Why Does it Matter?

Diversity and Inclusion
An accessible website can draw in and support students with diverse abilities and contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive campus.
Student Attraction
An inclusive website can help attract and retain students which in term can help you meet student recruitment targets.
Legal Compliance
Regulations stipulate that public sector organisations have a legal duty to ensure their websites meets minimum accessibility requirements.

Learn More About Accessibility for Education Providers

As we step into the first quarter of 2024, amidst budget planning and the roll out of exciting projects, it’s the ideal time to start your web accessibility journey. Sign up for our tailored email series crafted specifically for educators. You will learn how to provide an inclusive website that comply with regulations.

Millions of educational webpages made accessible through the use of assistive technology

Every stage of education should be inclusive. Today’s students are the workforce of tomorrow, but not everyone learns in the same way. Students of all ages need assistive technology to account for varying abilities, learning styles, and online access barriers.

Recite Me can help you provide your students with the skills, training, and knowledge they need to succeed. 

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