3rd Party Accessibility Statements – Learning from the Library Service

Thanks City Library Services for leading the way City’s Library Services team handle many third party sites, we can learn from them in their dedicated approach, being as accessible as possible. There is a section in their accessibility statement covering third party accessibility, that gives advice on accessing their alternative formats service if needed. The team…Continue Reading 3rd Party Accessibility Statements – Learning from the Library Service

WCAG 2.2 Conformance from 5th October 2023

What impact does WCAG 2.2 have? WCAG 2.2 was released on 5th October 2023. The guidelines included in the previous version of WCAG (2.1) are still in effect, while 9 new success criteria have been added. Six of the new criteria are at A and AA conformance level, which means they must be adhered to…Continue Reading WCAG 2.2 Conformance from 5th October 2023

How to use this site

About the site This site collects, in one place, a list of the accessibility statements for City’s digital platforms and services for staff and students. If you can’t find an accessibility statement that you require or have difficulty accessing our sites, please contact our IT services team, to do this you can call 020 7040 8181…Continue Reading How to use this site

What are we doing at City?

City, University of London is starting to produce accessibility statements for its websites as required by the UK Government regulations. You can find links to these statements on this blog site, and also in some cases, linked from the actual website itself. City’s website, www.city.ac.uk has an accessibility statement that is accessed from the foot of…Continue Reading What are we doing at City?

WCAG Conformance

The UK Government accessibility requirements say that services must achieve WCAG 2.1 level AA or higher to be compliant with the law. WCAG, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, are a set of internationally recognised set of recommendations for improving web accessibility. More on understanding WCAG There are three layers of conformance – A, AA and…Continue Reading WCAG Conformance

Did you know?

New regulations came into force for public sector bodies on 23 September 2018. They say that websites and mobile apps must be made more accessible by making them ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’. The full name of the regulations is the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. The regulations…Continue Reading Did you know?