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January - 2017

Two thirds of councils pass stage one accessibility to qualify for full Better Connected test

Vicky Sargent
Fri 06 Jan 2017

Two thirds of the UK’s 416 council websites have passed the first stage of the Better Connected test for accessibility to people with disabilities, becoming eligible for the full test in February. Results come from a new, two-stage process introduced by Socitm’s Better Connected programme for testing and reporting the accessibility of council websites. Tests check for the degree of access available to mobility impaired, low vision, colour blind and dyslexic users, including those accessing sites by keyboard only or using other assistive technologies.