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Why do mobile apps need to comply with Royal Decree 1112/2018?

Royal Decree 1112/2018 states that all public sector Apps are to be accessible to people with disabilities as of 23 June 2021.

The purpose of this requirement is to make digital accessibility a reality for all websites and mobile applications offered by the various administrations, organisations, agencies, and companies that make up the public service sector.

Accordingly, it is important to always bear in mind that in order to make a mobile application accessible, it is necessary to consider the principles and basic concepts concerning accessibility, both in app design as well as when executing final software development.

Having all the professional knowledge that will contribute to full compliance with all these necessary requirements is vital, as is taking into consideration all the different processes and practical tools that enable us to evaluate accessibility and take the pertinent actions throughout the app’s life cycle.

Apps must also comply with Royal Decree 1112/2018

Mobile devices, along with apps, have quickly become a regularly used resource in our society. This is mainly due to the high demand for portability, touch access, and simplicity, bringing together our need for permanent connectivity via email, social media, etc.

People with disabilities aren’t strangers to this reality, but they do come up against greater difficulties owing to an inadequate level of accessibility.

Without a doubt, this situation is unfortunate, given that these mobile devices and applications would enable users with disabilities to access Information and Communications Technology (ICT), which in turn fosters greater social inclusion and independence.

Making mobile applications more accessible would not only benefit people with disabilities, but it would also ensure compliance with legal requirements. It is clear that this would have a direct and positive impact on society, favouring anyone who uses a mobile app, as well as anyone offering information on the web.

This would help to establish an institutional or corporate image that commands greater respect, which in most cases will lead to larger user and customer databases due to the greater benefits it offers.

With inSuit you can have accessible mobile applications and meet regulatory compliance

In order to comply with the Royal Decree on web accessibilityinSuit proposes a solution that will make it increasingly easier to make accessible mobile applications.

This is possible via our high-quality 360-degree service. After evaluating the app’s accessibility level, we detect and correct the barriers to accessibility identified in the app, which generate limitations for people with disabilities or the elderly.


With inSuit’s 360-degree service, you will meet full compliance with the regulations – quickly, securely, and easily. In addition to enjoying the support of a team of technical consultants and experts in digital accessibility who will accompany you throughout the process, preparing the pertinent reports and executing the necessary tasks to ensure full alignment with Royal Decree 1112/2018.

All public sector apps must be accessible as of 23 June 2021

Thanks to this powerful service, you will enjoy all the advances in digital accessibility you need to ensure full alignment with the regulations, in addition to making your websites and apps accessible to people with disabilities, the elderly, and users lacking the sufficient digital skills.

And remember that Royal Decree 1112/2018 states that all public sector apps must be accessible to people with disabilities as of 23 June 2021, but also that 20 September 2021 is the deadline to submit the first review report on accessibility in mobile applications. Are you ready?

Request your free web accessibility analysis, no obligation to purchase. Start complying with Royal Decree thanks to our inSuit 360-degree service – quick, easy, and simple.