The web promises an idea of universal access – a place where everyone is truly equal. This is a bold and exciting aspiration. But if that is to be the case it means we need to think carefully about what accessibility means:
- For the visually impaired, and the deaf and hard of hearing people as well as those with motor or cognitive disabilities we need to ensure that their needs are addressed in all services developed by us for any of our clients.
- We must create services and solutions that are accessible to all ages and all abilities, making it easy for every single person to reach any content, and once there, to determine for themselves the value they derive from it.
Public-i is committed to providing websites and online applications that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.
We are also committed to fulfilling the needs of our clients and their citizens and to meet its statutory obligations defined by the Disability Discrimination Act.
Unless it can be shown to be technically or practically impossible, all content must be made accessible. Wherever possible, we would like to give control to the user and let them decide how they will view websites and its content. Our online applications should all offer accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select for all visitors.