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Accessible at last?: what do new European digital accessibility laws mean for disabled people in the UK?

Accessible at last?: what do new European digital accessibility laws mean for disabled people in the UK?
Accessible at last?: what do new European digital accessibility laws mean for disabled people in the UK?
Recent changes to the regulation of digital services could represent a step-change in the accessibility of public sector websites and applications in the UK and across Europe. Accessibility will be centrally monitored meaning the onus is no longer exclusively on disabled people to issue legal challenges to digital exclusion. How will these changes affect disabled people in the UK, in light of Brexit and the complex relationship between standards and disability?
Assistive Technology, accessibility, digital services, disability rights, public sector
0968-7599
1360-1365
Lewthwaite, Sarah
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James, Abi
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Lewthwaite, Sarah
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James, Abi
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Lewthwaite, Sarah and James, Abi (2020) Accessible at last?: what do new European digital accessibility laws mean for disabled people in the UK? Disability & Society, 35 (8), 1360-1365. (doi:10.1080/09687599.2020.1717446).

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Recent changes to the regulation of digital services could represent a step-change in the accessibility of public sector websites and applications in the UK and across Europe. Accessibility will be centrally monitored meaning the onus is no longer exclusively on disabled people to issue legal challenges to digital exclusion. How will these changes affect disabled people in the UK, in light of Brexit and the complex relationship between standards and disability?

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Submitted date: 9 December 2019
Accepted/In Press date: 13 January 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 January 2020
Keywords: Assistive Technology, accessibility, digital services, disability rights, public sector

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Local EPrints ID: 438017
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438017
ISSN: 0968-7599
PURE UUID: 5474bedf-92da-43c4-903e-db58c3efc717
ORCID for Sarah Lewthwaite: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4480-3705

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Date deposited: 26 Feb 2020 17:31
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 05:12

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Author: Abi James

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