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PAe - Released the new version of the tracker of Web accessibility Observatory
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Released the new version of the tracker of Web accessibility Observatory

25 may 2020

This new version supports the realization of the follow-up to the simplified Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of accessibility of websites and mobile applications of the public sector.

The Observatory of Web Accessibility has developed a new version of your Tracker tool compatible with all the requirements of the simplified follow-up Implementation decision (EU) 2018/1524 (Opens in new window) . This version is based on the outline of a new methodology (Opens in new window) that has been working in collaboration with various actors involved (public administrations, associations of persons with disabilities, the business sector, experts in accessibility, etc.)

This new version (in particular the 5.0.4) has been released with license EUPL v 1.2 and is available for 2 means:

This release is made to the sharing of information with other states or institutions having an interest in monitoring activities with regard to compliance with accessibility requirements on their websites. It Is of particular interest to all european countries also have to comply with the requirements of the European Directive, and specifically for the "Arrangements for monitoring and reporting" that exist in all member states.

The spanish public administrations do not need to make this installation as they have at your disposal free of charge the diagnostic service online Accessibility of the Community (Service tab).

Improvements in this new version of the tracker include:

  • Implementation of the standard UNE-EN 301549:2019 (Opens in new window) (WCAG 2.1).
  • There is a translation into english of the tool generated through machine translation tools
  • The establishment of new functions for the management of the seeds associated with an observatory to improve their characterization to control their subsequent implementation and aggregation of results.
  1. Management of complexities to analyse different number of pages of a web site of its complexity.
  2. Management of recurrence (fixed, couple, in odd-numbered years) to control the seeds that are discussed in the monitoring period.
  3. Management by type of service (education, health, etc.), geographical location, the institutional level, etc. totally parametrizables for its further expansion.
  4. Improvement of the import and export of seeds, caning to filter the seeds to import/export and establishing greater controls in the process.
  5. New functionality to include seeds in block from the file to an already established observatory.
  6. New field of "" observations for seeds.
  • New features to the process of generating added dynamic reports through templates and the characterization of seed.

All these new features have been developed to allow the backwards compatibility for institutions that already have installed the previous version of the tool.

Text in English

The Web Accessibility Observatory has developed a new version of its Tracker tool that is compatible with all the requirements for simplified monitoring of Implementation Decision (EU) 2018/1524 . This version is based on the draft of the new methodology (Opens in new window)   in which we have been working in collaboration with the different actors involved (public administrations, associations of disabled people, sector business, accessibility experts, etc.)

This new version (specifically 5.0.4) has been released with EUPL v 1.2 license and is available by 2 means:

This release is made for sharing with other states or institutions that have an interest in conducting monitoring activities regarding compliance with accessibility requirements on their websites. It is of special interest for all European countries that also have to comply with the requirements of the European Directive, specifically for the "Monitoring and Reporting Bodies" that will exist in all EU Member States.

Spanish public administrations do not need to carry out this installation as they have the Community's online diagnostic service Accessibility free of charge. (ENLACE)

Among the improvements included in this new version of the tracker, it is worth highlighting:

  • Application of the UNE-EN 301549: 2019 standard (WCAG 2.1) [enlace a la norma].
  • An English translation of the tool generated through automatic translation tools has been included
  • New functionalities have been created for the management of seeds associated with an observatory, improving their characterization to control their subsequent execution and aggregation of results:
  1. Complexity management to analyze different number of pages of a website depending on its complexity.
  2. Recurrence management (fixed, even, odd) to control the seeds that are analyzed in each monitoring period.
  3. Label management by type of service (education, health, etc.), geographical location, institutional level, etc. fully parameterizable for future expansion.
  4. Improvement of the import and export of seeds, being able to filter the seeds to import / export and establishing greater controls in the process.
  5. New functionality to include block seeds from a file to an already created observatory.
  6. New field of "Observations" for seeds.
  • New features for the process of generating dynamic aggregated reports through templates and characterization of the seed.

All these new functionalities have been developed allowing backward compatibility for institutions that already have the previous version of the tool installed.

  • Accessibility