New study and public feedback open on web-accessibility

06/08/2018 - 10:12

Web-accessibility is now a requirement for public bodies' websites. The European Commission recently released a study highlighting best practices in the areas such as accessibility statements, reporting mechanisms and mobile monitoring methodologies. A public feedback has also been opened in order to collect feedback on the implementation of the web-accessibility directive.

The Web Accessibility Directive (2016/2102) entered into force on 23 December 2016, and must be transposed into national legislation by 23 September 2018. To support the implementation of the Directive, the European Commission carried out a study to analyse current practices in EU countries and beyond, particularly on the use and contents of accessibility statements, reporting schemes, and methodologies for monitoring the accessibility of mobile applications. Based on the identified practices, in combination with interviews with stakeholders, the study highlights best practices in the areas covered by the study. The study is available here.

Besides, the European Commission launched a public feedback on the 

The public feedback is opened until 15 June 2018. More information is available here.