Web Accessibility in Denmark
The Agency for Digital Government is responsible for implementing the European Directive on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications provided by public sector bodies.
What is Web Accessibility?
Digital accessibility or web accessibility ensures that websites and mobile ap-plications (apps) provided by the public sector bodies are accessible to all, re-gardless of physical or mental impairment.
Websites that are not coded in an accessible manner pose a challenge for many people with different kinds of disabilities, be it various degrees of visual or hearing impairment or cognitive, speech or neurological impediments.
The Danish Web Accessibility Act
In 2016, the EU adopted the Web Accessibility Directive. In 2018, the directive was implemented into Danish law via the Web Accessibility Act.
The Agency for Digital Government is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the law. The work entails informing other public sector bodies about the legal requirements of the law, and performing the monitoring and reporting on compliance with the law as stated in the Web Accessibility Directive.
As part of the requirements in the Danish legislation, public sector bodies must publish an accessibility statement using the Web Accessibility Statement Tool (WAS Tool) provided by the Agency for Digital Government.
Read more about monitoring and supervision
Go to WAS-tool log in page (in Danish)
Go to the Web Accessibility Directive on eur-lex.europa.eu
Go to the Danish Web Accessibility Act at restinformation.dk (in Danish)
Network and communication
The Agency for Digital Government participates in various conferences provid-ing information about the work and status of web accessibility in Denmark.
Furthermore, the Agency for Digital Government invites public sector bodies, IT suppliers, and NGOs to network meetings focusing on topics related to web accessibility.
The goal of the meetings is to ensure that the public sector bodies are informed about the latest web accessibility updates. Moreover, they provide the possibility to share knowledge and questions across the public sector.
A web accessibility newsletter informs the subscribers of news, coming events etc. related to web accessibility.