Web Accessibility Directive:
Frequently Asked Questions

These are frequently asked questions and answers on the EU Web Accessibility Directive.

The objective of this website is to support the implementation of the Directive and to provide reliable information and resources to those involved in buying, designing and monitoring websites or mobile applications, as well as users. This website is maintained by the Web Accessibility Initiative - Communities of Practice (WAI-CooP) Project.

7. Where can I find a list of policies on web accessibility in different countries?

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was transposed into national law in all EU member states; you can check the full list of national transposition measures.

The Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED) maintains a searchable database on disability-related national laws, policies, strategies and initiatives in EU Member States, candidate countries and other associated countries. Accessibility is one of eight topics monitored. The data is compiled by ANED’s independent country experts, under the guidance of the network’s Scientific Director, and updated periodically.

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) maintains an international list of laws and policies in different countries. This is currently being updated and expanded through the WAI-CooP Project.

8. Are there resources on digital accessibility in my language?

There are a range of W3C WAI documents available in languages other than English.

If you want to get involved with translation, you can get in touch with W3C WAI.

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