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All digital services should be browser based and utilise open web standards.
Using modern browser based tools provides flexibility for users (and their trusts, CCGs or any other administrative group) to choose any modern computers and operating systems that meet their needs.
It opens our systems and services to some of the world's best user experience designers, who can help us meet our needs and reduce friction in our jobs.
It supports the move to a mobile-first approach and makes the same digital services easily accessible from mobile phones, tablets, laptops and assistive technologies like screen readers.
Achieves the benefit of the continual security and functionality improvements that come with the use of modern browsers and web technologies.
Architects should comply with the Apps and Infrastructure Design Authority’s (AIDA) browser standard, and design systems that support modern browsers on a range of device types. The should move away from Internet Explorer 11.
Evidence for this should be provided via:
Browser support should be assessed by the Architecture Approval Group.