of websites are inaccessible to people with disabilities
billion people with disabilities who deserve equality
of the world's population who have a disability
The EU is committed to making its websites accessible and is actively working to improve the experience of all users by enhancing accessibility and usability. This work involves ensuring that products and content meet current standards, particularly those listed in dir (EU) 2016/2102 and 2019/882 (EAA).
The directives require public sector organizations and certain categories of individuals to apply Policy Document EN 301 549 to their websites and online tools.
"The Province of Lecce strongly believes that accessibility is not a product, but an ongoing process. With this further step, we are breaking down architectural computer barriers: citizen users with blindness, visual impairments, cognitive impairments, motor impairments, epilepsy will have easier and facilitated access".
"The new tool is part of a package of initiatives that the municipal administration is implementing in the area of inclusive digital innovation, with a focus on citizens and their needs. This is made possible thanks to the work of the Municipality's Information Systems sector, which is doing an excellent job on the digital innovation front."
"We chose to do this as a moral duty. The Internet is now a fundamental tool in communication [...] We as a health care company cannot and will not be complicit in the burden of this inequality in the free use of the Web.
"Our administration aims to put the citizen at the centre and has also done so through the creation of the municipality's new institutional website, conceived and designed to be inclusive and to improve the accessibility requirements of digital public services in terms of practicality".
«Siamo uno dei primi enti a livello nazionale che si avvale di una nuova tecnologia per aumentare l’accessibilità di un portale web grazie alla collaborazione con Accessiway».
“La soluzione adottata aiuta ulteriormente le persone con disabilità a navigare con maggiore semplicità tra i vari contenuti digitali. Si tratta di uno strumento personalizzato che aggiunge un tassello importante all’impegnativo lavoro di rimozione delle barriere architettoniche sia fisiche che virtuali.”
"The strength of a brand and a company's attention to the individual are demonstrated by its interest in a type of innovation that is not only technological, but also and above all social. This is why we are proud of the partnership and feel perfectly aligned with AccessiWay, a benchmark in accessibility."
"Casa ArtLab continues to grow, the network of partners is enriched with realities that make innovation their manifesto. We are happy to welcome AccessiWay, a company founded in 2021 with a very clear goal: to make website content accessible to people with different types of disabilities."
Web accessibility is a process, so to strive for the highest level of compliance and accessibility you need to rely on expert consultants.
As such, we always recommend combining the automated services of accessWidget software with our consultancy services that will help you understand the legal requirements and execute them according to best practices (those defined by AgID), so that you can work together to achieve the highest possible level of compliance for your website.
The European Directives that regulate the topic of web accessibility at supranational level are:
DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/2102 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 26 October 2016
on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites and mobile applications
DIRECTIVE (EU) 2019/882OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 17 April 2019
on accessibility requirements for products and services
WCAG 2.1 is a 1,000-page guide explaining how accessible websites should look and function for people with disabilities, a group that comprises about 20 per cent of the world's population.
The WCAG covers the needs of a wide range of disabilities, in particular blind people and their use of screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA and Voiceover, people with motor disabilities and their needs for keyboard navigation, people suffering from epilepsy, colour blindness, cognitive and learning disabilities and other visual impairments.
The first WCAG were published in 1999, revised in 2008 as WCAG 2.0 and updated again in 2018 in the form we use today, the 2.1
WCAG 2.1 at AA level: GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING THE STANDARD FOR WEB ACCESSIBILITY LEGISLATION.
THEY HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY A NON-LEGAL BODY, FOR THIS REASON THEY HAVE NO LEGAL VALUE. WCAG2.1AA INSPIRE LEGISLATION;