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Accessibility revisions

Below is detailed information regarding the accessibility revisions that must be carried out by the public sector agencies, information on how to make such revisions from diagnostic service on line of the Observatory of Web Accessibility and information on the tool Anger.

Accessibility revisions by each agency of the public sector

The entire public sector to carry out periodic reviews of compliance with accessibility requirements as set out in article 17 Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 september on accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector (Opens in new window) both throughout the process design and development and implementation of their websites and applications for mobile devices. In Addition, once put in operation, in order to ensure the maintenance of their implementation over time, there must be comprehensive periodic revisions every 3 years.

The revisions of accessibility should cover all requirements and take into consideration both aspects of autospellcheck as aspects of manual, leaving all expert reflected and incorporated in a report containing a review "accessibility". These reviews should respect the constraints imposed for any revisions in-depth Implementation decision (EU) 2018/1524 (Opens in new window) as the periodicity, the selection of the sample of pages and review processes.

The first review of accessibility should be carried out:

  • in the case of web sites: before 21 september 2020 .
  • in the case of mobile applications: before 20 september 2021 .

To that end, the entities bound may conduct a self-assessment or certify compliance through an external audit.

When it comes to the revision of the web sites ( Practical manuals section "" materials can be found the " Guide to web accessibility validation "with recommendations on how to carry out such checks and the aspects to be taken into account. The results of these reviews should be reflected in a Report of the revision of accessibility , whose formats available are as follows:

As for the revision of the applications for mobile devices ( Accessibility of mobile applications section "" materials can be found the " Guide for mobile applications Validation "with recommendations on how to carry out such checks and the aspects to be taken into account. The results of these reviews should be reflected in a Report of the revision of accessibility , whose formats available are as follows:

Accessibility revisions of a website from diagnostic service on line

In order not to start from scratch in carrying out a review of accessibility of a website, you can make use of diagnostic service on line of the Observatory, through the option Generate draft report of accessibility review . The next steps would be as follows:

  1. Make sample selection as indicated in the Implementation decision (EU) 2018/1524 (Opens in new window) .

  2. Request a report to Diagnostic service on line urls that form the sample by selecting the option Generate draft report of accessibility review . The diagnostic service sent Report of the revision of accessibility (in ODS, JSON and XLSX) that has taken on the results of such inspections tested automatically by the Observatory to criteria of conformity WCAG, on the basis of a correspondence table (pdf) (Opens in new window) .

  3. To complete the review of accessibility, manually reviewed all the criteria in accordance .

The results of the revision you can fill them directly in the Report of the revision of accessibility (ods, xlsx) or you can use the IRA tool .

Options for the report of the revision of Accessibility (IRA) (pdf) (Opens in new window)

IRA tool

The IRA tool (Opens in new window) it is a wizard to make the revision of accessibility of a web site , guided step by step in the revision of accessibility and in the generation of Report of accessibility review from the information you provide, while this tool It makes NO automatic checking accessibility . The tool is an evolution and translation to spanish of the W3C WCAG-EM Tool (Opens in new window) .

When creating a report containing a review of accessibility with this tool, you can start from the optionally draft report of accessibility review JSON format issued by the diagnostic service on line the Observatory. In this way, in el paso "4. Audit" shows, for each criterion of compliance of each page, the tool will display, in a WYSIWYG editor, the outcome of the automatic checks carried out for the service of diagnósitoco online, as a basis, correspondence table (pdf) (Opens in new window) among the automatic checks and the criteria of conformity of the WCAG, while the user will have to complete the review criterion manually .

Once the revision of accessibility, the tool you generate a Report of accessibility review in the formats established by the Observatory of web accessibility ( ods, xlsx and json ) as well as in HTML format. The notes of WYSIWYG editor are stored in the file JSON but are not stored in files or XLSX ODS.