lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2016

El sector privado europeo se prepara para la accesibilidad web

La Unión Europea lleva un tiempo trabajando en la primera norma a nivel de la Unión Europea sobre la accesibilidad de los sitios web y las aplicaciones móviles. A principios de diciembre se publicó la directiva de accesibilidad de los sitios web y aplicaciones móviles del sector público y el sector privado se está preparando para ello. ¿Por qué?

En EU ready to set laws for accessibility testing podemos leer:
The EU parliament is drafting a directive that will force private sector companies to accommodate disabled people when offering their goods and services. It has already adopted a directive requiring all public sector websites to adhere to accessibility guidelines.
The draft directive will specifically describe the standards banks and other financial services firms have to meet and references the international standard for online accessibility; the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) created by the World Wide Web Consortium.
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The move seeks to harmonise pre-existing legislation across the continent, bringing it all up to a minimum standard. In the US, firms must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the equivalent to the incoming European Accessibility Act.

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