You will have noticd: the accessibility requirements for content. It is mandatory for government organizations to comply with this. But it is also essential for healthcare organizations, because part of the target group cannot consume inaccessible content. Commercial organizations will also increasingly want to fulfill their social obligations. In short, making all communication accessible to everyone is on the agenda, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Being investd in making the Netherlands more digitally accessible is apparent from the register of accessibility statements . Government agencies provide insight into the accessibility status of their websites here. Super transparent.
This is evidencd by the shockingly small percentage of government agencies that are fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 guidelines. What does this mean for the rest of the means of communication such as e-mail? But more importantly, how can we improve this?
One in three websites does not comply
A transition takes time and energy. The fact that energy. is being investd in making the Netherlands more digitally accessible is apparent from the register of accessibility statements . Government agencies provide insight into the accessibility status of their websites here. Super transparent.
For our analysis, we zoome in on the 1293 websites Controlling Directors Email Lists of Dutch. Municipalities that are registerd here (reference date 22 April 2021). This shows that since the introduction. In 2018 and the obligation applicable since September 23, 2020, only 6% of the websites are fully compliant . So there is work to be done.
A good sign that accessibility is increasing, but above all it shows that it is on the agenda. When all websites are fully compliant remains the big question for now. And then we are only talking about websites . What about other resources?
We are working hard on digital accessibility
The figures mentioned are not intended to pillory municipalities. In fact, it can be concludd from the. made to the registry. The trend also seems to continue in quarter 4 of 2020 and quarters 1, 2 and 3 of 2021.