Web accessibility of government authorities' websites: Report on monitoring results

Web accessibility of government authorities' websites: Report on monitoring results

June 14, 2022

A study was carried out to analyse the situation with basic web accessibility of government websites. It aimed to enable government authorities to overcome digital barriers and improve their online resources. To do this, a specially developed methodology for monitoring was created that fully complies with the principles of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the world’s most widely used guidelines for assessing web accessibility. It contains simple instructions that government personnel can use to analyse how accessible their web resources are. 

The methodology was the basis for conducting the monitoring study of the basic accessibility of 100 websites of Ukraine’s central and local executive bodies, which was conducted from 19 November to 17 December 2021 at the request of UNDP. 

The most common basic accessibility problems are described in the report and recommendations on how to eliminate each of them are offered. 

The creator of the monitoring methodology was Dmytro Popov – an independent consultant on digital accessibility, digital accessibility specialist at the Resource Centre “Barrier-Free Ukraine,” NGO “National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine.” 

The monitoring was conducted within the project “Digital, Inclusive, Accessible: support to digitalisation of public services in Ukraine” (DIA Support project), implemented by the UN Development Programme in Ukraine in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine with the support of Sweden. 

An infographic, which illustrates this study, “Results of web accessibility assessment of 100 government authorities’ sites of Ukraine.”   

Document Type
Regions and Countries