We want as many people as possible to be able
to use the Disability Arts International website, and we have been redesigning
it to make it simple to use with clear design and content. We have built in
accessibility from the start of the redesign, running regular access reviews
and carrying out access user testing with assistive technology users during
regulations came into force for public sector bodies on 23 September 2018 which
say that public sector websites and mobile apps must be more accessible by
making them ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’. The full name
of the regulations is the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile
Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
As part of our service provision to all our
users, we are currently reviewing our site to check how far it meets
international accessibility standards outlined in the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). We are carrying out an access audit, using an automated
validator to check the site and content and most importantly we’ve
been testing the site with assistive technology users, with the final stage of
access user testing run on 17/09/19.
We will ensure the site aims for WCAG 2.1
Double-A compliance, and will publish an accessibility statement which outlines
the current levels of accessibility and identifies any access problems, as well
as a prioritised and dated plan of action to fix them.
We are working on this now and will publish it very soon. In the meantime, if you have any queries related to the accessibility of the site please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
This message was added on 16th October, 2019