Date: August 2018
Publisher: CEN / CENELEC / ETSI
This document specifies the functional accessibility requirements applicable to ICT products and services, together with a description of the test procedures and evaluation methodology for each accessibility requirement in a form that is suitable for use in public procurement within Europe. The present document might be useful for other purposes such as procurement in the private sector.
The primary target audience for this document is product designers, developers and testers. Having the requirements defined allows a secondary target audience, public procurement policymakers, to reference these standards in their activities. Referencing the standards provides buyers and vendors a shared language and common understanding of what is considered to be ‘accessible’.
There are associated training and toolkit materials available. These materials can help those who work in related aspects, even if they consider themselves to be ‘non-technical’. Procurement personnel, marketing and sales personnel, managers, and others may find it beneficial to first consult these related ‘Understanding and Implementation’ resources, which are provided in the next Section(s) of this Portal.