FYI: the UK’s GDS want to make accessibility easy

Government Digital Services (GDS) is leading the digital transformation of the UK government. Alistair Duggin is the Head of Accessibility at the UK's GDS. Alistair recently published a blog post titled, "We’re making accessibility clearer and easier". Basically, the GDS Accessibility team is:

"...[making] it easier for departments to build digital services that are accessible for everyone.

We want to ensure that there are no barriers that might prevent anyone from accessing a digital service. This means people who are hard of hearing or have visual, cognitive or motor impairments. But beyond that, it means all users – not just those with permanent disabilities.

You might, for example, be trying to listen to a piece of content in a noisy office. Or trying to read something on a screen which has the sun shining directly onto it. You might have a temporary impairment, such as an ear infection or a broken arm. Or you may, as you grow older, develop a permanent impairment.

Making services accessible means making them better for all of us."

If you found that post useful, you'll also want to have a look at "An accessibility reading list", which has a lot of information to help you build in accessibility.

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