Directive (EU) 2016/2102 intends to improve the functioning of the internal market in the European Union (EU), allowing websites and mobile applications of public bodies to be more accessible. It establishes minimum accessibility criteria that must be satisfied by websites and mobile applications developed by (or on behalf of) public entities such as administrative courts, police departments, public hospitals, universities, schools, ETC.
The directive also encourages Member States to make more far-reaching regulations and extend the application to private entities. The established minimum accessibility criteria are strongly inspired by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at conformance Level AA.
- View DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/2102 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 October 2016 – On the Accessibility of the Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies