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PAe - The Observatory of Web Accessibility is launching the new version of the diagnostic service on line
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The Observatory of Web Accessibility is launching the new version of the diagnostic service on line

31 january 2020

Being able to produce new reports aligned with the provisions of the follow-up of the simplified Directive 2016/2102 of accessibility of websites and mobile applications of the public sector

According to the directive 2016/2102 member states will find periodically the conformity of websites and applications for mobile devices of the public sector agencies with accessibility requirements set out in the harmonised IN 301549v2.1.2:2018 (Opens in new window) in its spanish version is UNE-EN 301549:2019 (Opens in new window) , and that is in line with WCAG 2.1 .

Derived from the directive even last year, Implementation decision (EU) 2018/1524 (Opens in new window) giving specific instructions on the methodology of monitoring, establishing two methods of follow-up: simplified follow-up , which affects websites and capable of detecting cases of non-compliance with a subset of the requirements of the harmonised and in-depth follow-up , which affects both websites and applications for mobile devices and you can verify carefully all the requirements identified.

According to the Royal Decree 1112/2018 (Opens in new window) on accessibility of websites and mobile applications of the public sector, Web accessibility observatory is working in the area of monitoring and reporting assigned to it, which include the generation of " New methodology for monitoring UNE-EN 301549 Simplified (Opens in new window) ".

In this context, the production new version of the diagnostic service on line , available on the community of accessibility, in accordance with the proposal of the preliminary " New methodology for monitoring UNE-EN 301549 Simplified ". Fundamental changes in the service are amending certain checks, incorporating accessibility WCAG2.1 checks , selection of the number of pages to analyse as well as the electronic analysed the source code in a file _ fuente.zip code together with the report of accessibility.

We encourage all stakeholders to prove this new version of the methodology and we submit their comments in this regard, with the aim of improve and consolidate the proposal of the Methodology for monitoring UNE-EN 301549 Simplified subsequently to make its final approval, as well as for improve the Diagnostic service on line as a practical implementation of the methodology.

  • Accessibility