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 site development.

New 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 with any queries.

This message was added on 16th October, 2019

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