At GDS our ambition is to make services as accessible and inclusive as possible, to ensure there are no barriers that might prevent people from interacting with government. We are hiring a Head of Accessibility to lead on this work.
In January's episode of the GDS podcast, Laura Stevens, Creative Content Producer at GDS, speaks to Chris Heathcote, Product Manager and Designer at GDS, and Rianna Fry, Senior Campaigns Manager at GDS, about accessibility, and how regulations make services better for everyone.
Accessibility is now a legal requirement for public sector bodies, but there are more reasons to be compliant. Richard Morton runs the cross-government Introduction to Accessibility training, which emphasises its value.
New regulations mean that public sector websites and mobile apps will soon have a legal duty to meet accessibility requirements. In this blog post, we talk about what we're doing to help you meet the requirements.
From next year, every public sector website and app will need to meet certain accessibility standards. Here's what you need to do to make sure you're prepared.
As new accessibility regulations come into force, here's some guidance on what public sector websites will have to do by certain deadlines and how GDS can help support them.
As our YouTube channel turned 6 years old earlier this year, we thought it was time for a refresh. Find out more about its new look, how we've made films easier to find and what our plans are for future content.
How we made our latest consultation accessible by creating British Sign Language and Easy Read versions, as well as what we learned publishing in multiple formats.
We're not huge fans of PDFs on GOV.UK. We hope this post will help publishers explain to colleagues the problems with using them and support moving towards an HTML-first culture.
The challenges of building effective services for all and some of the work we're doing to make services as inclusive as possible.