Making council websites work for everyone
4th December 2019, 12:00 - 12:45 GMT, GoToWebinar
Discover how your council can create intuitive web services for all citizens and comply with WCAG 2.1 AA standards - making your website perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.
Kate Lindley, Digital, Civica
Jason Cooper, Head of Customer Experience, Civica
What you'll learn?
- Why compliance is important to you, your customers and to council finances
- What the 2018 Accessibility Regulations really mean to your council
- How to complete an accessibility audit
- Top issues to avoid and how to solve them
So what is the legislation?
The Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018 (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) have stated that:
- New public sector websites published on or after 23 September 2018 need to comply with regulation by 23rd September 2019
- All other public sector websites by 23rd September 2020
- Public sector mobile applications by 23rd June 2021
The law now requires councils to ensure accessibility compliance. Register a place today and discover some hints and tips with you to help you to achieve WCAG 2.1 AA compliance and increase your council's web accessibility.
Thank you Jason and Civica for providing some really helpful insight on how we can improve accessibility and user experience on our NewcastleCC corporate website!"
Jenny Nelson, Newcastle City Council
Public to private and still supporting communities
Kate Lindley, the previous Head of Transformation at Warrington Borough Council, has recently moved to Civica and discusses how the move continues to improve the lives in her constituency and beyond.