On 26 October 2016, the European Parliament approved the directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible.
This directive aims to ensure that the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies are made more accessible, on the basis of common accessibility requirements.
Article 19 states; “Content of websites and mobile applications includes textual as well as non-textual information, downloadable documents and forms, and two-way interaction such as the processing of digital forms and the completion of authentication, identification and payment processes.”
All public sector websites under the equality act should develop and build their website, videos, and apps to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA. (WCAG AA).
Public sector sites and other digital marketing tools which are not developed with WCAG standards, could be in breach of the law. This also significantly affects the ability of people with a range of visual, motor, and cognitive impairments, from being able to successfully interact with public services on your site.
Universal Access offers a service that enables your IT and developer team to manage and monitor compliance of WCAG AA for a single domain, multiple domains, as well as apps.
What we do:
- We analyse data from an array of sources to deliver insights designed to prioritise, guide, and track progress across the enterprise
- We support all tasks and resources needed, including automated testing, program oversight, training, and policy development
- We compare results and trends across sites, domains, and industry sectors
- We produce actionable insights through trends and defect prioritisation then issue density analysis, not only saving time, money and loss of business but also immediately identifying compliance problems.