Our t4 site provides an accessible framework for web content.
However, you still need to ensure that your content is available to all users, including those with disabilities.
New regulations on accessibility of websites and mobile web apps came into force in September 2018. For websites published or updated since September 2018, we had until September 2019 to meet these. These regulations mean that all content must be made available in an accessible format.
Work has been carried out on the page layouts delivered as part of the Web Refresh Project to ensure these meet the terms of the legislation. If you have not yet migrated to this layout, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for this to happen.
If your content doesn't meet the standards of the legislation, you must provide an accessible alternative.
You should follow good practice when writing, or uploading images, videos and other documents.
- Writing for the web guidelines give details of how to ensure your text and links are accessible.
- Working with media gives details of how to ensure your images have appropriate 'alt' text, and that your documents are accessible.
- Embedding video/audio content covers your responsibility to provide transcripts.
The legislation covers digital communication by public sector bodies, both internal and external.
- The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018
- Background to the legislation from Government Digital Services