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Jim Byrne Accessible Website Design Glasgow for The Third Sector, Voluntary, Charities and Not for Profits

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WCAG 2.1 and WCAG 2.2 Accessibility Auditing Services

Website accessibility and equality legislation compliance

Web Accessibility Auditing for WCAG 2.1 and WCAG 2.2 compliance: Get your website checked to ensure that it is accessible to disabled people (a legal requirement outlined in the Equality Act 2010). Our website auditors are the most experienced and skilled in the UK.

Your site will be checked against the WCAG 2.1 & WCAG 2.2 guidelines and help ensure compliance with the ISO 30071: 2019 Digital Accessibility Standard. My team includes disabled people who know what it is like to be discriminated against due to inaccessible and unusable content.

‘Jim provided us with a comprehensive review of 4 of our key websites to ensure that they meet the guidelines regards accessibility. From initial meetings he set out the process that he and his team would follow to audit the sites, any information he required before starting and examples of the format in which we would receive the report and feedback. We were given drafts of each report before finalising the outcome of the audits and it was made clear where we needed to make improvements. Excellent communication throughout and a pleasure to work with.’
Graeme Clifton Coles – Business Support Manager | Sustrans Scotland

Click this link to take action now, to ensure your website is legally compliant and accessible to disabled people

Document accessibility compliance (PDF, Doc)

Jim provided us with a comprehensive audit of one of the websites we manage allowing us to iron out all the accessibility issues that existed. The informal report was clear, complete and was obviously the result of a meticulous survey of the website provided within days of requesting it.
Matt Barber, Toco Digital

Help with your website accessibility statement

Regulations came into force in 2018 that require all public sector websites to publish an accessibility statement. It is a legal requirement. Your accessibility statement explains how accessible your website is and any accessibility problems you are aware of. It must include details of your plan to fix those issues. Accessibility statements – does your charity need to have one on your website?

Websites developed after September 2018 must be accessible. Those developed before that date must be made accessible when they are updated.

Public sector bodies are defined as:

  • Central government organisations.
  • Local government organisations.
  • Some charities.
  • Other non-government organisations.

Exemptions to the regulations

The following organisations are exempt or partially exempt from the regulations

Partially exempt organisations

Partially exempt organisatisn include, “primary and secondary schools or nurseries – except for the content people need in order to use their services, for example, a form that lets you outline school meal preferences”

However, partially exempt organisations still need to publish an accessibility statement.

Exempt due to ‘disproportionate burden’

You may not need to comply even if you are not exempt because it would be a ‘disproportionate burden’. I.e., if your organisation is too small and does not have the resources to carry out the work.

If you declare that making your website accessible would be a disproportionate burden, you are legally required to carry out an assessment. For example, an accessibility audit to test your website against the WCAG 2 checkpoints.

“We are confident that implementing Jim’s recommendations will greatly improve the accessibility of our site. The report was, as far as possible, free from technical jargon…. This evaluation has been extremely useful.” Brigitte Cosford – Health Rights Information Scotland

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The WCAG 2.1 Guidelines Explained