Important update to guidance on mobile apps accessibility regulations

The team at Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) - formerly Government Digital Service (GDS) - has been working on some amendments to its guidance on how the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations (PSBAR) apply to mobile apps, ahead of the 23 June deadline next week.

You can read its guidance on the website.

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Find out more about the PSBAR and accessibility dos and don'ts in our webinar on Tuesday 22 June, 1pm BST:
HE/Public Sector Update free webinar: Accessible eLearning dos and don'ts with Susi Miller

Jisc shared a useful update earlier this week to clarify the criteria that bring a mobile app into scope, as part of The Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations (PSBAR).

It noted that CDDO has been detailing the specific types of mobile apps that are in scope, and updated its guidance as a result. To be included in the scope of the regulation, a mobile app needs to meet two specific criteria:


Visit the Jisc website for details 


For further guidance, visit the GOV.UK guidance page.

Learn more about PSBAR in our upcoming Accessibility Insights webinar with Richard Morton, Head of Accessibility at the UK government's Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) Tuesday 6 July, 1pm BST.

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