|Around a third of disabled people in the UK experience difficulties|
New accessibility regulations have come into force setting a legal duty for public sector bodies to make their websites accessible.
Public sector websites launched on or after 23 September 2018 must meet accessibility standards. This includes publishing accessibility statements, explaining how accessible their websites are. The deadline for public sector organisations to make all existing websites accessible is 23 September 2020, and the compliance date for mobile applications is 23 June 2021.
Around a third of disabled people in the UK experience difficulties in accessing public, commercial and leisure goods & services. The aim of the legislation is to help make sure online public services are accessible to all users, including people with disabilities.
Government Digital Service (GDS) will monitor public sector websites & apps on their accessibility from 2020. You can find out more about accessibility, including our guidance at GOV.UK/accessibility-regulations.