We’re glad to announce that our accessibility policy analysis has been published by the journal of Disability and Society. Academics can access the paper via Disability & Society: ‘Accessible at last?: what do new European digital accessibility laws mean for disabled people in the UK?’. An Open Access authors’ pre-print version is also available via our publications page. We are planning further analysis leading to a longer work, concerning issues of compliance culture and education policy. If there are areas that you think can or should be expanded/deepened, or further work we should be aware of, please do let us know. We appreciate your comments.
The full abstract and reference follow below:
Recent changes to the regulation of digital services could represent a step-change in the accessibility of public sector websites and applications in the UK and across Europe. Accessibility will be centrally monitored meaning the onus is no longer exclusively on disabled people to issue legal challenges to digital exclusion. How will these changes affect disabled people in the UK, in light of Brexit and the complex relationship between standards and disability?
Lewthwaite, S. & James, A. (2020) Accessible at last? What do new European digital accessibility laws mean for disabled people in the UK?. Disability & Society.