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Gov Website Accessibility, It's Time to Get Started!

As 2024 kicks off, government organisations 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, research by Scope found that 90% of county council websites failed to meet regulations – don’t let your organisation be part of that statistic.

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Website Accessibility is a Legal Requirement for Governments

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

Government Website Accessibility: Why Does it Matter?

Support the Vulnerable
Ensure equal and fair website access for those who have a disability, are elderly, or speak English as a second language.
Equal Access
Government websites provide information on a wide range of topics, including housing, traffic schemes, and trash collection.
Legal Compliance
Regulations stipulate that public sector organisations have a legal duty to ensure their websites meets accessibility requirements.

Learn More About Accessibility for Government Organisations

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 government organisations. You will learn how to provide an inclusive government website that comply with regulations.

Thousands of government webpages already utilise Recite Me Accessibility Technology

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on government websites breaks down online access barriers making it easier to for visitors to read and understand online content. Users can make single or multiple adjustments to a website to create a uniquely customised experience.

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