For Barclays to meet its legal obligations in the countries in which it operates, it is critical that services comply with local disability and equality laws. In addition, Barclays has a longstanding commitment to accessibility - ensuring that people with disabilities and older people can apply for jobs with us, be employed by us and do business with us. This is a key enabler to achieve our ambition to become the most accessible and inclusive FTSE company.
Our Digital Accessibility Standards ensure that new systems and enhancements to existing systems developed within or for Barclays are accessible to all customers and colleagues and support our responsibilities under the Equality Act (EA 2010) in the UK and corresponding laws based on international guidelines globally. All Barclays suppliers are expected to conform to these standards.
Barclays Accessibility Design Standards for Browser-based Systems (PDF 822KB)
These standards apply to desktop websites and web-based applications. They are based on the requirements from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and best accessibility practice.
Barclays Accessibility Design Standards for Mobile (PDF 776KB)
These standards apply to mobile websites and mobile Apps. They include requirements from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, mobile-specific requirements and best accessibility practice.
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