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Local Authorities

Local authorities are responsible for a wide range of community provisions, including housing, traffic schemes, voting systems, recreation, environmental projects, and amenities like trash collection.

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Users Face Online Access Barriers on Local Authority Websites

The government expects that public sector websites and mobile apps meet accessibility standards by complying with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Yet, recent research by Ariadne Web Magazine shows that a significant percentage of local authority website home pages still aren’t accessible to people with disabilities. Providing assistive technology on local authority websites will allow visitors to understand the content in a way that works best for them.

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Why you Should Provide Online Support on Local Authority Websites

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Support the Vulnerable

Local authority websites must be inclusive so that residents are not left in the dark about local rules, regulations, and what is going on in their communities.

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Enhanced Brand Image

Welcoming people with varied disabilities and access needs promotes your commitment to inclusion and sets you apart from the competition.

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Employer of Choice

Being inclusive sets you apart as an employer of choice. Higher staff satisfaction scores and reduced turnover rates will increase the pool of candidates who want to interview, work, and stay with you.

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Gateshead Council

"The product looked modern, fresh and easy to use and had more features than we were hoping for. We were particularly impressed by all the dyslexic features, like plain text view and varying contrast. The purchase and installation of Recite was very easy and straight forward as all that had to be done was to insert a line of code into the council’s website. The team at Recite were a great help as they were always reachable and very helpful with any questions and suggestions."

Beth Noble
New Media Officer
Gateshead Council

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Learn More About why Public Sector Websites Need to be More Inclusive

Check out our article which explains why web accessibility is so important in the public sector, why not everyone has equal access to information online and how accessibility technology can help.

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