Accessibility of Public Sector Bodies' Websites: Initial Appraisal of the European Commission's Impact Assessment

14-02-2013

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying the proposal for a Directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites (COM (2012) 721). Web-accessibility refers to principles and techniques for making websites accessible to all, especially people with functional disabilities and elderly people, and concerns websites and their content, web browsers, and assistive technologies.

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying the proposal for a Directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites (COM (2012) 721). Web-accessibility refers to principles and techniques for making websites accessible to all, especially people with functional disabilities and elderly people, and concerns websites and their content, web browsers, and assistive technologies.