Project 549 Website Accessibility Regulations 2018

The law Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, has a deadline of September 2020 for existing websites, the very basic part of it is that all websites should have a suitable accessibility statement.

The University web estate audit is supposed to be helping track down compliant/non-compliant sites, but we should be planning on making sure all our websites are compliant, or kill the website if it is not, and will not be made so.

See: https://www.ed.ac.uk/about/website/accessibility/guidelines-policy-legislation which contains a link to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/accessibility-requirements-for-public-sector- websites-and-apps Other info: https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/website-communications/making-our-site-more-accessible/

This project is audit our web sites, and make sure they meet their legal requirements regarding accessibility.

Project being tracked at: https://computing.projects.inf.ed.ac.uk/549/

Initial Thoughts

  • Generate a clear web page on what counts as a "website" (web apps are included)
  • What the regulations mean, how they might affect a site.
  • Are there any exceptions?
  • Look out for LittleForest workshops (tool being used by Uni to score sites)
  • Where the boundaries lie. Who is responsible for making sure a site is compliant, doing any remedial work, etc ?
  • Chrome has a developer tool - lighthouse - that gives a report for the page you are on.

-- NeilBrown - 22 Jun 2020

Topic revision: r1 - 22 Jun 2020 - 16:11:14 - NeilBrown
 
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