Thursday, 9 May 2019

Questions (150)

Timmy Dooley


150. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the implementation of the EU web accessibility directive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20209/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The EU Directive 2016/2102 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies requires public bodies to ensure their websites and applications are accessible to users and in particular to persons with disabilities by making them perceivable, operable, understandable and robust. Public body websites and applications that comply with the European harmonised standard EN 301 549 will be presumed to be in compliance with the accessibility standards of the Directive. The Directive requires public bodies to provide a detailed, comprehensive and clear accessibility statement on their compliance with the Directive. This statement must also have a feedback mechanism allowing any person to notify the public body of any failure of its website or mobile application with the accessibility requirements set out in the Directive.

My Department is currently finalising transposition of the Directive.