I saw a message today to a mailing list (essentially) asking – what impact does Brexit have on the accessibility of UK websites – specifically UK government (anything that ends in .gov.uk).
A worrying, but understandable question. The answer came that websites will still have to comply with the:
- UK Equality Act
- Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations (2018)
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
- ISO standard ISO 30071-1
What was not mentioned was that the requirement to be accessible will only really apply for services available UK residents.
If the service is for non-UK residents (and I may be incorrect) non-UK citizens, then this a11y requirement may not be required.