UK Accessibility Law

There is still much confusion over the legal requirements for UK website owners to provide “accessible” websites.

Arguably, the Disability Discrimination Act was introduced to ensure anyone with a disability has the same access to goods and services as anyone else. This applies to websites too, so in theory anyone not offering functions on their website for the blind, colour blind, deaf, poor sighted or those with limited mobility - faces prosecution!

In reality, policing the internet is a task of mammoth proportions. Enforcing such legislation will take several years and, as yet, no legal cases have been presented.