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Web accessibility observatory

Accessibility observatory

According to the Royal Decree 1112/2018 on accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector (Opens in new window) the ministry of economic and Digital Processing (responsibilities transferred from the ministry of Territorial policy and Public Service) is responsible for monitoring and reporting with regard to the implementation of this royal decree and Directive 2016/2102 (Opens in new window) , which transposed.
Within this Ministry, and in turn, within the secretariat-General for administration, the Digital accessibility Observatory is responsible for coordinating and conducting these actions.
In addition, the Observatory of Web Accessibility – OAW aims to help improve the level of compliance on accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices of the administration (AGE, EELL REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS, and remains of the public sector agencies).

Proceedings of the OAW

Within this initiative will carry out the following actions:

  • Monitoring of compliance with accessibility requirements according to the directive 2016/2102 . Surveys that will provide data to measure the degree of fulfilment on accessibility of websites and mobile applications of the administration as well as of evolution.
  • Diagnostic service on line . This service allows the staff of the public authorities the possibility of applying for an automatic review of accessibility of their websites according to the methodology for the follow-up Simplified UNE-EN 301549:2019 as well as an automatic review of the declaration of accessibility. Available to members of the Accessibility community .
  • Reference documents on accessibility to help improve the accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public administration: regulation, guides on the creation of accessible content and their validation, promotional videos related to implementation of the RD 1112/2018, frequently asked questions to answer to questions or queries more widespread in relation to accessibility, etc.
  • Accessibility community . Meeting point for the public authorities to share information and experiences and the hotel. It also allows access to Diagnostic service online.

Background to the OAW

The Observatory of Web Accessibility has been an initiative from the year 2010 in Spain. You can consult the page " History of OAW "for all the proceedings were held and how they were to evolve.

Results of studies

In each of the studies of the Observatory and for each focus area generate different reports:

  • The report added. This report provides an understanding of a comprehensive manner the current situation and evolution of all web sites analysed in the study. The report contains a great deal of charts and tables that demonstrate the results of the study: overall results, results obtained for each session as well as an evolution of results over time.
  • Individual reports. Individual reports are generated for each of the web sites analysed, containing the details of the results obtained in each of the pages analysed in the study. These reports are submitted to the responsible site analysed so that they can use them in improving their accessibility.

Technical note The accessibility of websites and mobile applications of the public sector (PDF) (Opens in new window) , describes the new context and challenges faced by all actors involved after the issuance of royal decree 1112/2018 as well as the results of the end of iteration 2018 offering a comprehensive picture of the situation at that time.

Observatory of Web Accessibility - AGE

Segments

There are 6 groups to categorize the websites on the basis of their degree of importance within the administration, its content type, or for the purpose for which were created:

  • Segment Main I. Main. Web sites of Ministries and other websites managed by public authorities to increase the access or impact on society.
  • Part II. Órganos and administrative units . Websites of Organs, centres or administrative units in ministries.
  • Part III. The Public Sector Institutional . Selection of web sites of all constituent entities of the public sector governmental institutional except for public universities are not transferred, will be discussed under the ambit of "Other", within the segment "" Universities to obtain an overview of the university sector.
  • IV Thematic segment. . Selection of web sites administered by the AGE but who do not identify a specific body: promotional websites, specific information on certain aspects of services, collection of data, etc.
  • Segment Main Headquarters V. E. Headquarters websites included in the Main segment.
  • Part VI. Rest headquarters E. Headquarters not included in the Main headquarters "".

Of these segments, segments I, II and V will always be analysed in all official iterations are planned (series SETS).

The rest of segments, segments III, IV and VI, divided their websites in 2 series that will be analyzed in alternate years in the official iterations are planned (series COUPLE and ODD series).

Studies

There has been 1 iteration of based Observatory Current methodology , distributed as follows:

  • The first implementation 2020. June.

Observatory of Web Accessibility - REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS

Segments

There are 14 groups to categorize the websites in the light of its thematic and thus be able to understand the situation of those specific areas, allowing you to compare your results between the various Autonomous communities:

  • Segment Main I. . Main web sites of each autonomous community.
  • Bulletins segment II. . Web site of the Official Gazette of each autonomous community.
  • Segment electronic Headquarters III. E. Headquarters or Virtual Offices in cases where there is not already headquarters (only one for each autonomous community).
  • IV Education segment. . Main web site of education of each autonomous community.
  • Employment segment V. . Main website dedicated to employment policies of each autonomous community.
  • Part VI. . Main website dedicated to the delivery of health services in each autonomous community.
  • Segment Tributes VII. . Main website dedicated to the management and tax collection in each autonomous community.
  • Tourism segment VIII. . Main website dedicated to the promotion and tourist information of each autonomous community.
  • Part IX. Transparency . Web site of transparency of each autonomous community.
  • Social Protection segment X. . Main website devoted to social protection of each autonomous community
  • Segment Environment XI. . Main website dedicated to the environment of each autonomous community
  • Part XII Health Centres. . (Be included from 2022). Selection of web sites belonging to health centres.

  • Part XIII. non-university Educational Centres (To be included from 2023). Selection of web sites belonging to non-university educational centres.

  • Part XIV. Other services . Selection of specific websites for the provision of any other autonomous service that does not belong to any previous segments.

Of these segments, the first 7, will always be analysed in all official iterations are planned (series SETS).

Sections VIII, IX and XIII will be analysed in the iterations records carried out in odd-numbered years (series IN ODD-NUMBERED YEARS).

Segments X, XI and XII will be analysed in the iterations records carried out in even-numbered years (series COUPLE).

The segment XIV divide their websites in 2 series, which will be analyzed in alternate years in the official iterations (series COUPLE and ODD series).

Studies

There has been 1 iteration of based Observatory Current methodology , distributed as follows:

  • The first implementation 2020. June.

Observatory of Web Accessibility - EELL

Segments

There are 6 groups to categorize the web sites bearing in mind the provincial division and in the light of the characteristics of different local entities and thus to achieve comparable results:

  • Part I. Deputations. . Main web sites of all Provincial Councils, and Island Councils. In the case of Autonomous Communities uniprovinciales will have no web site of the council.

  • II Capital segment. . The website of the city of all provincial capitals.

  • Segment Most Populous III. . Website of the city of municipalities with a population over 20,000 inhabitants (excluding the capital).

  • Media segment IV. . Selection of web sites of councils of municipalities with population some 5,000 to 20,000 people from each province.

  • Segment Small V. . Selection of web sites of councils of municipalities with population between 2,500 and 3,500 inhabitants of each province.

  • Part VI. Other services . Web sites that do not belong to any of the previous segments.

Of these segments, segments I and II will always be analysed in all official iterations are planned (series SETS).

The rest of segments, divided their websites in 2 series that will be analyzed in alternate years (series COUPLE and ODD series).

Studies

There has been 1 iteration of based Observatory Current methodology , distributed as follows:

  • The first implementation 2020. June.

Observatory of Web Accessibility - Other

Segments

Exsten 3 groups to categorize the websites and thus to achieve comparable results:

  • I. Órganos segment constitutional and regulators . Includes all websites of major Organs of the constitution and constitutional significance, as well as other relevant integrated structures within the same and regulators. It also includes a selection of Counterpart bodies in the autonomous communities.
  • Part II. The Judiciary . Includes websites of the General council of the judiciary, as the main Courts and tribunals, as well as the administration of justice (organization at the service of judges and courts), considering both autonomous communities with powers transferred, as seen at the national level.
  • Universities segment III. . Websites are not transferred public universities and universities.

All segments will be analysed in all official iterations are planned (series SETS).

Studies

There has been 1 iteration of based Observatory Current methodology , distributed as follows:

  • The first implementation 2020. June.