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Netherlands web accessibility

According to the Web Accessibility Directive, Member States have to inform the Commission of the bodies designated to perform the monitoring and reporting functions as well as the body responsible for the enforcement of this Directive.
The main monitoring functions are to periodically monitor the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies and provide information on compliance to the public sector bodies.The main reporting function is to submit a report to the Commission for the whole Member State, every three years, on the outcome of the monitoring and on the enforcement activities.
The main enforcement functions are to:
  • Guarantee compliance of websites and mobile applications with the accessibility requirements.
  • Look into disproportionate burden cases (that is when a public sector body claims that making certain contents accessible would be an excessive requirement for them).
  • Review the accessibility statements of public sector bodies` websites and mobile apps.
  • Guarantee the effective handling of feed-back given by users (both when it is a notification regarding a content that should be accessible and when it is a request for content that is excluded from the accessibility obligations).
WCAG Version Used: WCAG 2.0
Requires WCAG 2.0 Level AA
Date enacted: 2016
Last Updated: 23.09.2020
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