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The guides of the observatory of Web Accessibility are updated to WCAG 2.1

15 February 2019

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Have been revised and existing guides have been updated those affecting the new standard WCAG 2.1. Moreover, it is also has updated the guide of validation of accessibility to suit requirements Europeans.

On 20 September 2018 entered into force Royal Decree 1112 / 2018, 7 September, on the web accessibility and applications for mobile devices in the public sector (Opens in new window) , which incorporates into Spanish law Directive (HAT) 2016 / 21022 (Opens in new window) .

In the royal decree establishes as accessibility requirements to meet the specified in the harmonised that the European commission has published on 21 December 2018 through the implementation decision (HAT) 2018 / 2048. This standard aligned is based on the latest version of the standard AT 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08) (Opens in new window) “ accessibility requirements of products and services TIC ” which in turn, a technical level, ultimately converges with the new WCAG 2.1 (Opens in new window) the W3C (accessibility guidelines for Web content).

Under this new framework, the Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function, through the observatory of Web Accessibility, has adapted the previously existing guides that are affected by the new requirements of the harmonised standard and therefore by the WCAG 2.1. These new versions of the guides can be found in the section " Practical Guides "within" aid materials "on the portal of electronic administration - PAe.

Below are the new guides:

  • Accessibility guide in Electronic Headquarters : The aim of this guide is to assist technicians responsible for the development of electronic Headquarters in include electronic processing mechanisms so that they are accessible according to the requirements of the current regulations dictate, allowing access to all users, regardless of their own limitations or arising from its environment.
  • Guide to basic issues of accessibility for publishers late Contents : The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the management of accessibility using content managers stressing especially the critical role play editors late content. Intended to be an aid to these editors late content in which are collected accessibility issues that should take into account in the daily edition of content and get accessible sites.
  • Accessibility guide in content managers : The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the management of the accessibility of content managers. Intended to be a technical assistance for webmasters, which are collected accessibility issues that should take into account and implement in a content manager for websites accessed.

Moreover, it is also has produced a new version of the Guide to Web accessibility validation . The aim of this guide is used as a reference to carry out evaluation processes or revision of accessibility of the contents of a website, based on various automated tools and manuals, during the different cycles of life. This guide aims to be useful to both developers, content publishers or other staff, in general, are connected with the validation of the objectives of accessibility of a website from the start of their design to the content management and monitoring during the production phase. In this case, in addition to the alignment with the new WCAG 2.1 and update the relationship of tools available, have been introduced the requirements for accessibility revisions according to the "1112 / 2018 and moreover the constraints imposed by Implementation decision (HAT) 2018 / 1524 (Opens in new window) with regard to the accessibility revisions in depth. These requirements will have to be applied by all websites of public administrations.

However, continuous pending definition and consensus the format that will have the "reports of revision of accessibility" specified in the "1112 / 20018. While this format, revisions carried out will be reflected in a format free.

These guides are joining the recently published also Adapting to guide WCAG 2.1 since WCAG 2.0 , whose objective is to help those responsible for websites and applications aligned to the WCAG 2.0 to adapt to the new WCAG 2.1; and Guide to the insertion of subtitles on Youtube , whose objective is to help the content publishers in the insertion, editing and export of subtitles.

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