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The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

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9.—(1) A website of a public sector body will be presumed to be in conformity with the accessibility requirement to the extent that—

(a)it meets harmonised standards, the references to which have been published in the Official Journal in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012(1); or

(b)where no references to the harmonised standards referred to in paragraph (a) have been published, it fulfils the relevant requirements of the European standard on the accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe(2).

(2) A mobile application of a public sector body will be presumed to be in conformity with the accessibility requirement to the extent that—

(a)it meets harmonised standards, the references to which have been published in the Official Journal in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012;

(b)where no references to the harmonised standards referred to in paragraph (a) have been published, it meets the technical specifications; or

(c)where no references to the harmonised standards have been published, and in the absence of the technical specifications, it fulfils the relevant requirements of the European standard referenced in paragraph (1)(b).

(3) In this regulation, the “technical specifications” means the specifications established in implementing acts adopted by the European Commission which prescribe technical requirements for meeting the accessibility requirement.

(1)

OJ No L 316, 14.11.2012, p.12.

(2)

EN 301 549 V1.1.2 (2015-04). Available from http://mandate376.standards.eu/standard or in hard copy from the Cabinet Office.

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