create an accessibility statement
In the UK, accessibility regulations came into force for public sector bodies on 23 September 2018. They say you must make your website or mobile app more accessible by making it ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’. You need to include and update an accessibility statement on your website.
The full name of the accessibility regulations is the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The accessibility regulations build on your existing obligations to people who have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 (or the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland).
For example, somebody might ask for information in an alternative, accessible format, like large print or an audio recording. There are a number of factors that determine what makes something a ‘reasonable’ adjustment.
Intranet and extranet websites are covered by the accessibility regulations. These are internal websites which disabled employees working in or with the public sector may use.
Accessibility regulations cover public sector mobile apps developed for use by the public. These regulations cover areas such as the public sector body using bespoke app choices of functionality, or branding.
Kate Strokova commented
I completely agree with this initiative, but I think it is actually not so necessary. After all, we all understand that if there are problems with access to the site, the user will simply leave the site in a few seconds. And the business is interested precisely in the fact that the user not only visits the site, but also performs the targeted action on the site. And this is only possible if your site is fast and efficient - this is exactly what this article is about. I am also developing a site https://ulive.chat/ar/p and I can say that if it did not meet the requirements of visitors, they would leave the site in a few seconds.