Test for accessibility

Check WCAG Compliance

Make sure that the implementation of the Building Blocks and the overall digital government service meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standards for accessibility.

WCAG provides a set of internationally recognised guidelines for creating accessible web content. Familiarise yourself with the guidelines to ensure your service meets the necessary accessibility requirements.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Test with Accessibility Tools

Test the service using accessibility tools to identify and address any accessibility issues. These tools help simulate the experience of users with disabilities and uncover potential barriers.

Consider using screen readers, keyboard navigation, and colour contrast checkers, among other tools, to ensure your service is accessible to all users.

Service manual from the United Kingdom's Government on how to test for accessibility.

Seek Expert Assistance

If you encounter complex accessibility challenges or require specialised knowledge, consider seeking expert assistance or consultation. Accessibility experts can provide guidance and support in ensuring your service meets the highest accessibility standards. They can help identify and address accessibility issues specific to your service and provide valuable insights throughout the design and development process.

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