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Web accessibility for the public sector


Royal Decree 1112/2018 on accessibility to public sector websites and apps from mobile devices has recently been published. The objective it is to guarantee the accessibility requirements for mobile devices of public sector organisation websites and apps to guarantee equality and non-discrimination in user access, particularly for people with disabilities and the elderly. It thus regulates a body of principles and techniques that must be respected when designing, building, maintaining and updating the aforementioned websites and apps.

The Standard UNE-EN 301549 v2.1.2 Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services,soon to be published, will give the presumption of compliance with the accessibility requirements established in the Directive and the Royal Decree. In fact, the Directive is already mentioned in the previous version of that standard as a means of demonstrating compliance with the accessibility requirements. 

Los trabajos de la UNE-EN 301549 se desarrollan en un grupo de trabajo conjunto de los tres organismos europeos de normalización: the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), whose secretariat consists of UNE experts.