Montoring compliance with the EU public sector #a11y directive

If you develop accessibility testing software you will want to read this report.

It sets forth the EU’s preferences for monitoring compliance with the directive on the accessibility of web sites and apps in the public sector:

The study proposes also that a European web accessibility monitoring methodology should combine automatic and manual web accessibility monitoring methods. It should also combine self-declaration with expert evaluation and end user involvement and base the sample of web pages to test on WCAG-EM. Monitoring methodologies for mobile applications are outside the scope of this study, as it had been launched before the mobile app accessibility got introduced into the Directive.

It’s hardly the most thrilling 106 pages you will ever read, but it will help you understand what your software applications should focus on to help your customers achieve compliance with the Directive.

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Heather Burns is a digital law specialist in Glasgow, Scotland. She researches, writes, publishes, consults, and speaks extensively on internet laws and policies which affect the crafts of web design and development. She has been designing and developing web sites since 1997 and has been a professional web site designer since 2007. She holds a postgraduate certification in internet law and policy from the University of Strathclyde. Learn about hiring Heather to write, speak, or consult.