Working with third parties

If you are commissioning video content you must make the agency or organisation aware of accessibility regulations. This is now standard in council procurement procedures.

Services procured, commissioned, or designed by a third-party supplier must comply with Accessibility regulations:

Working in a public sector organisation, you are bound by The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

The regulations mandate that we meet the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at level AA.

The scope of the regulations include video embedded on our websites. It doesn't apply to content you link to, nor does it apply to social media content. Although thought should still be given to inclusive design when creating video for social media.