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Website accessibility is key to the effectiveness of the public sector. Digital services need to be easy to be user-friendly and efficient if outcomes are to be improved for people. BetterConnected+ measures and identifies areas for improvement specifically for public sector websites. It is also compliant with all contemporary regulation affecting the sector. 

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Our offer

Website accessibility testing

BetterConnected+ undertakes automated assessments of your website pages quarterly and measures the findings against accessibility standards. Uniquely, it can prioritise actions meaning resources can be focused on improving the user experience for the highest number of visitors.

Face-to-face peer networking

BetterConnected+ is a gateway to the Socitm community. You’ll benefit from being part of the UK’s society for digital leaders in the public sector. Our programme of National and local events enable you to share experience and best practice with counterparts from across the UK. 

Membership benefits

Socitm membership brings with it a host of benefits to support your professional and personal development while assisting you in consistently delivering the best possible digital services for citizens. From exceptional training opportunities to outstanding resources, Socitm offers more. 

Webinar Wednesday access

We host a series of regular, topical and informative webinars taking a fresh look at the unique challenges affecting the public sector. These exclusive broadcasts are a not merely intended to pass on knowledge. They’re also devised to create conversation and stimulate productive debate. 

Regulatory compliance

BetterConnected+ is fully compliant with the statutory requirements of the European Union (EU) Directive on the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications and The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.  

How your website is tested

Socitm and Sitemorse have entered into a partnership to deliver automated assessments of the 125 first visited HTML pages and 10 PDFs on websites and report on their compliance with accessibility standards.

Assessments will be carried out quarterly and will cover the most significant (if not the largest possible) number of A, AA and AAA WCAG 2.0/2.1 check points. The assessments assess digital content across all forms of media: html, pdf and MSOffice pages. The service is unique in offering the prioritisation of actions, ensuring resources are focused on the actions that will drive the most significant improvements for the largest numbers of visitors.

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“Our partnership with Socitm brings together two extremely complementary names – Sitemorse has grown up alongside Socitm, and it’s wonderful to be able to share our technology, data and offer support. This will bring about innovative ideas and solutions to drive down digital cost and improve efficiencies.”

Lawrence Shaw, Sitemorse CEO

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