Accessibility statements for Public Sector organizations

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It is now a legal requirement for UK public sector organizations to review websites for accessibility and publish an accessibility statement outlining any barriers to access, and specifying a date for fixing them. At Surface Impression, we are experts in digital accessibility, and therefore perfectly positioned to carry out the accessibility review and produce the report on behalf of clients who would like help in negotiating what can be a confusing process.

Your website must be accessible to all users, and accessibility is measured by reaching AA compliance, which is the mid range of conformance according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)

Responsibility for legal compliance rests with the organization itself – not with the developers – and you may prefer to carry out the access test and review, and write the statement yourself.

The regulations can be accessed here:

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

A recent validator test for one of our clients

Get in touch with us

Reach out to our team if you would like to discuss reviewing your website for accessibility, and publishing an accessibility statement:

UK/ Europe

Sally Moorhouse
Director
Surface Impression Ltd.
[email protected]

Canada/USA

Dr. Amy Hetherington
Director
Surface Impression (Canada) Ltd.
[email protected]