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What are the rules?

The new Web Accessibility Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/2102) sets out rules on making public sector websites and mobile apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.

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See also the accessibility checklist for tips on making accessible content.

There are different deadlines for doing this, depending on whether you have a site or an app, and when it was published.

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New websites (published on or after 23 September 2018) – by 23 September 2019

Older websites (published before 23 September 2018) – by 23 September 2020

Mobile apps – by 23 June 2021

About accessibility

Accessibility means making sure that your site, tool, or app can be used by people with the widest range of capabilities.

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Watch this video of a presentation on digital accessibility (EU Login required) given by Tanja Kleut, an expert on accessibility from the European Parliament, to find out more about accessibility standards and best practice.

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