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PAe - adopted european implementing acts relating to the implementation of the new RD 1112/2018 on accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector
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Adopted european implementing acts relating to the implementation of the new RD 1112/2018 on accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector

17 october 2018

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With these acts are set out in the declaration of accessibility to be available in all websites and methodology will be for the monitoring and reporting to the European commission.

The new Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 september on accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector (Opens in new window) reflected the spanish legal system the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the european parliament and of the council of 26 october 2016, on the accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices of the public sector agencies (Opens in new window) .

Therefore, all their actions must be framed within the context and international requirements that will be established at european level. The 11 october the european commission adopted two Decisions through which establishes the following aspects that impact in Spain under royal decree 1112/2018:

  • Decision 2018/1523 (Opens in new window) - provides the declaration of accessibility that should employ all websites and mobile applications of the public sector agencies. The decision issued a specific version in spanish with instructions on the information to be completed. As set out in article 15 of the RD 1112/2018 must be reviewed annually. As it is not yet defined the state model, shall apply by default this european model, recently published, and that therefore enters into force on 1 november 2018 with its publication in the DOUE.
  • Decision 2018/1524 (Opens in new window) - provides a methodology for monitoring and reporting arrangements that will have to comply with member states to conduct monitoring at the national level to meet the requirements of the directive and make the periodic report every three years the european commission. The proceedings and cooperation at the national level necessary to implement this decision are framed by articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Royal Decree 1112/2018.
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