Website audits and outcomes

The following questions relate to any websites run by the council.

Can you tell me when was the last accessibility audit conducted and can I have results of that audit?

Devon County Council currently audits websites using an automated checker that scans a limited number of pages per week, on an ad hoc, site by site basis. We also use a ‘page at a time’ scan tool when developing new pages. We do not have an audit of the entire web estate.  The results of the last automated scan conducted 11th December 2019. It covers a sample of 125 pages across a selection of websites on the domain and can be seen via the link below:

Audit report

Also what steps is the council taking to make sure that websites are accessible by September 23 2020?

Devon County Council is fully committed to meeting the requirements of the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Preparatory work ahead of the September 2019 deadline included training and workshops, purchasing a testing tool, writing guidance, awareness-raising and ensuring that all new sites are accessible and include an accessibility statement.

Work is planned and underway to retrospectively bring existing websites and content up to the appropriate accessibility standard and to publish accessibility statements for all websites.