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Study supporting the review of the Web Accessibility Directive

The aim of the study is to support the review of the Web Accessibility Directive and its implementing acts, covering the first three years of their application (2018-2021).

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The study takes into account Member States’ reports on the outcome of the monitoring public sector websites and mobile apps, the use of the Directive’s enforcement procedure, as well as technological advancements that could make accessibility easier for some content types.

The executive summary of the study and synopsis report on consultation activities are available in easy read format.

Since 23 June 2021, Member States are obliged to ensure their public sector websites and mobile apps are accessible to people with disabilities. The Directive aims to increase digital and social inclusion and harmonise the internal market for web accessibility.

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Easy Read version of the consultation activities (synopsis report)
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Easy Read version of the executive summary of the study
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Study supporting the review of the application of the Web Accessibility Directive (WAD) - Executive summary (EN-FR-DE)
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Study supporting the review of the application of the Web Accessibility Directive (WAD) - Final report
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