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Member States' bodies in charge of monitoring the Web Accessibility Directive

Member States have to inform the Commission of the bodies that monitor, report and enforce the implementation of the Web Accessibility Directive.

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The main monitoring functions are to:

The main reporting function is to submit a report to the Commission for the whole Member State every three years on the outcome of the monitoring and on the enforcement activities.

The main enforcement functions are to:

  • guarantee compliance of websites and mobile applications with the accessibility requirements;
  • look into disproportionate burden cases (when a public sector body claims that making certain contents accessible would be an excessive requirement for them);
  • review the accessibility statements of public sector bodies' websites and mobile apps;
  • guarantee the effective handling of feed-back given by users (both when it is a notification regarding a content that should be accessible and when it is a request for content that is excluded from the accessibility obligations).

The list of the bodies below reflects the information received officially from the Member States. The list will be updated periodically with new information as the European Commission receives further notifications from the Member States.

The Member States are listed below in the official protocol order (alphabetical order in Member States' own languages).

If you find any incorrect information, please, provide your feedback by writing to CNECT-WAD@ec.europa.eu.

Belgium

Bulgaria

Czechia

Denmark

Germany

Federal level

Baden-Württemberg

Bayern (Bavaria)

Berlin

Brandenburg

Bremen

Hamburg

  • Monitoring: Überwachungsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik - Amt für IT und Digitalisierung, Datenschutz, IT-Richtlinien, IT-Mitbestimmung & Barrierefreiheit beim Senat der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg (Monitoring Centre for Accessible Information Technology - Office for IT and Digitisation, Data Protection, IT Guidelines, IT Co-Determination & Accessibility at the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg)
  • Enforcement: Ombudsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik - Amt für IT und Digitalisierung, Datenschutz, IT-Richtlinien, IT-Mitbestimmung & Barrierefreiheit beim Senat der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg (Ombudsperson's Office for Accessible Information Technology - Office for IT and Digitisation, Data Protection, IT Guidelines, IT Co-Determination & Accessibility at the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg)

Hessen (Hesse)

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)

Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Saarland

Sachsen (Saxony)

Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)

Schleswig-Holstein

Thüringen (Thuringia)

Estonia

Ireland

Greece

Spain

France

Croatia

Italy

Cyprus

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Hungary

Malta

Netherlands

Austria

Federal level

Burgenland

Kärnten (Carinthia)

Niederösterreich (Lower Austria)

Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)

Salzburg

Steiermark (Styria)

Tirol (Tyrol)

Vorarlberg

Wien (Vienna)

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovenia

Slovakia

Finland

Åland

Sweden

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