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Public websites to be accessible for people of all ages and abilities by September 2019

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ANEC (the European consumer voice in standardisation), member of the PROGRESSIVE Advisory Group, reports that the EN 301 549 standard on ‘web accessibility’ has been cited in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union).

EN 301 549 ‘Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services’ (version 2.1.2) has become the first Harmonised Standard which aims to aid compliance with legal requirements on web accessibility.

ANEC welcomes the publication of EN 301 549, which was drafted by the CEN/CENELEC/ETSI JWG ‘eAccessibility’ and ETSI TC ‘Human Factors’, with the full participation of ANEC’s experts. In December, a reference to EN 301 549 was published in the OJEU in order for the standard to provide presumption of conformity to Directive (EU) 2016/2102 on web and apps accessibility.

Member States now have until September 2019 to make public websites accessible for consumers of all ages and abilities.

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