Survey about the Web Accessibility Directive in the EU

In 2016 the Directive 2016/2102 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies was adopted with the objective to make public sector websites and mobile apps more accessible to persons with disabilities.

European Union (EU) Member States had to adopt or introduce national legislation to comply with this EU law by 23 September 2018.

The European Disability Forum produced two toolkits to help governments and organisations of persons with disabilities to take the best out of this legislation.

The Web Accessibility Directive has three important deadlines. The first of them was 23 September 2019, when all new websites published during the last 12 months must comply with the requirements of the legislation. Help us understand if this is the case and if your country has actually taken full advantage of the Web Accessibility Directive.

EDF will treat your responses confidentially. Based on the information gathered, EDF will prepare a public report to be presented to the relevant EU institutions and distributed broadly to put pressure on the public sector at national level to make their digital services more inclusive to persons with disabilities which is the end goal of this EU legislation.

If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact alejandro.moledo@edf-feph.org

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