EC Wants Public Sector Websites to be Accessible to All

The European Commission (EC) recently proposed the introduction of EU standardised accessibility features to ensure that all European citizens have access to public sector websites by the end of 2015. Mandatory accessibility would apply to 12 types of public sector websites which provide essential government services like social security, job searches or university applications. The proposed new rules would also clarify the implementation process of web accessibility and governments would be encouraged to apply the rules across all services. Currently, only one third of Europe's 761,000 public sector and government websites are fully accessible, despite the availability of technical solutions. Read the EC Proposal on the Accessibility of Public Sector Websites