STEVE JACKMAN

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT 

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

For WIX website Users

If your website was built before September 2019, it will almost certainly require a little work to bring it up to full compliance with the new Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. The Law requires that you ensure that your site is WCAG 2.1 AA compliant by 23 September 2020, and that you have written and made available on your site a Website Accessibility Statement.

 

The good news is that WIX users (and particularly those using templates that I provided) are likely to be largely compliant already, with perhaps a little work required to achieve full compliance - depending on how many changes you have made since I helped you! If you are comfortable doing this work yourself, you might find the above links useful to get you started.

 

If you would like some assistance with this, I would be pleased to help by:

  • Testing your site using the Website Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE)

  • Making whatever fixes are needed to the design and structure of your site to achieve AA compliance

  • Adding a Website Accessibility Statement

  • Providing a short report detailing the test results, changes made and advice on techniques and practises to help you maintain and improve future compliance

 

I charge a fee of £45 for this work, for existing WIX users. Sites hosted on other platforms (such as Norfolk Parishes) should contact their provider for help if they need it. 

 

You will also probably need to make some changes to how you work with Word documents which are destined for the website in PDF format. WikiHow has some useful advice on making accessible Word documents and I have put together some General Website Accessibility Notes - advice and guidance on making Accessible documents, and maintaining an Accessible website.