Deployed Podcast: Making online public services accessible
By Susheel Dodeja and Robert van Tol, BJSS
At least one in five people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability - and even more have temporary disabilities too. With most public sector websites and mobile apps failing to currently meet accessibility requirements, new regulations are in place to make it a legal duty for public sector organisations to meet these standards.
This is a monumental shift that challenges long standing design principles. But it needn't be a big deal! There are quick wins to achieve compliance and to build accessibility in from the outset. Susheel Dodeja and Robert van Tol explore in this episode of BJSS Deployed.
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