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Accessibility Standards and Guidelines


Our Standards

Leicester City Council requires that any application supplied must meet the WCAG 2.0 AA standard (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).


It is a legal requirement for all applications in the UK to comply with the Equality Act 2010.


A full listing of the requirements and guidance on how to achieve the WCAG 2.0 AA standard can be found on the official WCAG website at W3C.




You can follow the guidelines set out in the WCAG 2.0 AA. Further guidance on meeting the standard can be found at the following pages on the W3C WCAG website:


Understanding WCAG 2.0

Techniques for WCAG 2.0


A quick reference guide on how to meet the WCAG 2.0 criteria can be found on the How to Meet WCAG 2.0 pages at the W3C site.


Version History

Version: 1.0

Date: 11/11/11

Change: First draft

Author: Yasin Jassat