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PAS 78 Accessible Website design

The long awaited guidance from the British Standards Institution on accessible website design,
PAS 78 was published on March 8th 2006.


The guidance was produced following a survey by the Disability Rights Commission found that 81% of websites from a survey of 1000 did not meet even basic accessibility guidelines.

Fire Reform Order Date announced

6th March 2006

The ODPM has announced that the Fire reform Order will come into force from 1st October 2006.

A 'responsible person' will be required to carry out a risk assessment for all non- domestic premises, and put in place any measures necessary to ensure the safety of all users of the building.

The risk assessment should, of course, include any person with a disability working in or visiting the premises.

The emergency egress procedure for a building may need updating to show how all users will be evacuated.

The ODPM has issued guidance documents, available from www.odpm.gov.uk


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