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United Kingdom web accessibility

United Kingdom - Accessibility Regulations
The UK’s online accessibility regulations are built on the Equality Act 2010 (or the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland). The requirements came into force in 2018, after the implementation of the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations.
As the UK government states, “All public sector websites and mobile apps should now be accessible.” These regulations apply to public sector bodies that include:
  • Central government and local government organizations
  • Some charities and other non-government organizations
The Accessibility Regulations stipulate the international WCAG 2.1 Level AA as the standardized requirement.
Public sector bodies are also required to publish an accessibility statement that clarify how accessible their website or mobile app is, and what accessibility issues it may still have.
For more information about the law per European country, click here.

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