In recent years, we are seeing web accessibility standards and regulations being updated at a swift pace, both locally and globally. This means that we are seeing more and more recommendations and demands from relevant organisations asking us to adopt the necessary measures to make websites, and public sector websites in particular, comply with these standards and regulations.
September 2020 is the final deadline to meet these standards
On 26 October 2016 the European Union Directive 2016/2102 on the accessibility of websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies came into force. On 7 September 2018 this directive was transposed to Spanish legislation by way of Royal Decree 1112/2018. This new law focuses on removing existing barriers to accessibility and facilitating and ensuring that all citizens have access to technology, thereby enabling them to interact with public sector bodies. As for when it will come into effect, the Directive offers flexibility for Member States, requiring them to apply all provisions of the law to all new websites before 23 September 2019, and to all websites before 23 September 2020, which is just around the corner.
With inSuit you will meet web accessibility standards and regulations
https://www.insuit.net/insuit/With the help of inSuit, you can meet these standards and regulations without altering your original web page or obliging users to acquire assistive devices.
As we have previously communicated to our customers, during 2019 we have made a number of improvements to inSuit, reinforcing compliance with WCAG, especially WCAG 2.1 as this is the framework upon which the Spanish Royal Decree 1112/2018 is based. In addition, with the new version 8 of inSuit, which was recently launched during 2020, we have taken a qualitative leap forward by expanding interfaces, functionalities, and many other aspects that we will keep you posted on in coming communications.
Is your website prepared to meet the new regulations that will come into force on 23 September 2020? If you have any questions or wish to consult with us without any obligation to purchase, don’t hesitate to contact us!