Our work to make the GOV.UK Design System meet public sector accessibility regulations is a continuous and iterative process. You must make sure your service is accessible. We outline our approach on our accessibility strategy.

Using the GOV.UK Design System in a service does not immediately make that service accessible. You’ll need additional research, design, development and testing work to make sure your service is accessible, even when using accessible styles, components and patterns.

Accessibility changes to the Design System to meet WCAG 2.2

Read our guidance on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 to make sure teams using the Design System are aware of the changes and can make the necessary adjustments to their services.

Accessibility strategy

Read our accessibility strategy for more information on our current principles and work needed to improve the accessibility of the GOV.UK Design System.