AgID has carried out an analysis on the number and type of administrations that have published the accessibility statements of their websitesThe issue of the accessibility of IT tools is of great importance, as most recently also referred to by Law 120/2020 containing urgent measures for simplification and digital innovation (Simplification Decree) in Article 29.
The Guidelines on the accessibility of IT tools instruct PAs to publish the declaration of the accessibility level of their websites and apps. The Agency for Digital Italy carried out an initial monitoring of the number and type of administrations that have published the accessibility statements regarding the websites. ,
At the end of 2020, 8,586 administrations published 9,931 accessibility declarations, relating to both institutional and thematic sites (services, projects, initiatives). By September 23, 2021, all administrations will have to publish the declarations for all their websites and apps.
From the analysis of the data transmitted, the PAs declared the following:
– 59% of the declarations indicate the site as “partially compliant”;
– 36% of the declarations indicate the site as “compliant”;
– 5% of the declarations indicate the site “non-compliant”.
Lombardy, Veneto, Campania and Emilia Romagna have published the largest number of accessibility declarations. Almost all schools have published the statements; among the ministries a fifth provided.
These are the indications on how to publish the declaration of accessibility.AgID has specifically developed an online application to allow PAs to publish the declarations according to the model defined by the European Commission.
The application allows AgID to monitor the progress of the publication of the declarations in real time.From the data received it emerges that the Public Administrations:
– have published a large number of declarations, taking into account the novelty of the fulfillment;
– they constantly continue to publish new declarations for their institutional and thematic sites;
– periodically update the declarations already published.
The transposition of EU Directive 2016/2102 and the subsequent issue, by AgID, of the Accessibility Guidelines, constitute another step towards the dissemination of more accessible content and more inclusive digital services in the Public Administration.
Based on these results, AgID will continue its dissemination activity in favor of the PA, with a view to gradually increasing the culture of accessibility.In February AgID will work on a complete report of the declarations received.