A new report has become available presenting the results of a study to provide data and analysis to support the European Commission in the identification of EU-level measures that can help to progress the achievement of greater levels of web accessibility across the Member States.Â A core focus of the report is on the issue of transitioning to WCAG 2.0 guidelines against the current background where Member States have, in the main, being targeting their efforts towards the earlier WCAG 1.0 guidelines.
The main methods used in generating the data and information presented in the report were:
- collection of information on the national situations in selected Member States (through desk research and information provided by official contacts)
- examination of compliance with WCAG 1.0 and 2.0 guidelines for a representative sample of websites.
The study aims provides evidence and analysis to help understand and compare the approaches followed by the European countries, with a view to identifying issues and challenges, good practices and future priorities in the web accessibility field.