Accessibility statement - November 2021
The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (legislation.gov.uk) came into effect 23 September 2018, requiring all new public sector websites will need to meet accessibility standards and publish an accessibility statement. Any websites published since September 2018 needed to have a statement by September 2019, while older websites had until 2020 to comply - which was the case for Wiltshire Council.
Visit Public sector website accessibility statements - Government Digital Service (blog.gov.uk) for more information on accessibility statement requirements.
Wiltshire Council's main website was migrated to a new platform with a much more accessible layout and style, closely following GOV.UK design.
An external auditor (Shaw Trust) was commissioned to conduct an accessibility audit.
An additional accessibility audit was carried out on five websites (including the main Wiltshire Council website) by the Central Digital and Data Office. A detailed report of issues identified was produced 26 August 2021 - .
We plan to have all accessibility issues that have been raised with our internal systems resolved by 31 December 2021, provided that they are not considered a disproportionate burden.
We are also working with service providers to ensure that any external systems that we use are compliant as soon as possible and that those who cannot comply are replaced with accessible alternatives.
Visit the following pages for details on what is not currently accessible and when we expect each issue to be resolved: