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PAe - The Observatory of Web Accessibility opens the deadline for comments on the draft of the methodology for follow-up in depth for applications for mobile devices
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The Observatory of Web Accessibility opens the deadline for comments on the draft of the methodology for follow-up in depth for applications for mobile devices

16 september 2021

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This methodology, linked to monitoring that member states must make in this regard from the directive 2016/2102, a consultation was called to include the participation of all actors involved in accessibility: public administrations, business sector, associations of persons with disabilities and any other particular actor who want to participate.

As set out in the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 (Opens in new window) (transposed to the spanish system through Royal Decree 1112/2018 (Opens in new window) ) member states should regularly check the conformity of websites and applications for mobile devices of the public sector agencies with accessibility requirements set out in the currently applicable harmonised ( IN 301549v2.1.2:2018 (Opens in new window) highlighted in its spanish version as UNE-EN 301549:2019 (Opens in new window) ).

According to specify the RD 1112/2018, the body responsible for follow-up is the ministry of economic and Digital Processing (responsibilities transferred from the ministry of Territorial policy and Public Service), through the Observatory of Web accessibility.

The Implementation decision (EU) 2018/1524 (Opens in new window) (resulting from the directive) offers specific instructions on the follow-up methodology that will have to comply with member states to conduct monitoring at the national level, establishing two monitoring methods simplified: follow-up (which affects websites) and in-depth follow-up (which affects both websites and applications for mobile devices). To respond to the simplified follow websites of the Observatory Web Accessibility developed during the past year, Methodology for monitoring UNE-EN 301549:2019 simplified (Opens in new window) . To respond to the in-depth follow-up of websites of the Observatory Web Accessibility developed earlier this year the Methodology for follow-up in depth for websites UNE-EN 301549:2019 (Opens in new window) .

In this context, to define at the national level how to carry out the in-depth follow-up of applications for mobile devices, Web accessibility Observatory publicizes the document Draft Methodology for follow-up in depth for applications for mobile devices UNE-EN 301549:2019 (Opens in new window) . For the definition of the final version to be sure of securing the participation of all actors involved in this regard:

  • Public administrations: through the network of contacts of Digital Accessibility, the working group of Digital accessibility "the AAPP" of ICT Steering committee, the working group "Observatory, indicators and measures of the Commission" Sectoral E-government and any entity bound by the royal decree you want to directly send your comments.
  • Associations of persons with disabilities, through the national council for disability.
  • Business Sector involved in digital accessibility.
  • Any other actor in a private capacity that you wish to participate.
     

We encourage all those interested submit their comments through formal channels that they have been able to communicate or/and through the discussion forum Depth PPP Methodology enabled. The deadline for receipt of comments shall be open until 28 september 2021.

Download Draft Methodology for follow-up in depth for applications for mobile devices UNE-EN 301549:2019 .

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