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Digital Accessibility Legislation.

AllAccessible follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) success criteria which is the standard accepted by major international web accessibility legislation.
The table below provides a list of the international legislation as identified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

North America

Accessibility Laws in the United States

United States

  • Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
  • Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
  • Air Carrier Access Act of 1986
  • 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA)
Accessibility Laws in Canada


  • Canadian Human Rights Act
  • Policy on Communications and Federal Identity


Accessibility Laws in Denmark


  • Agreement on the use of open standards for software in the public sector
Accessibility Laws in the European Union

European Union

  • Web and Mobile Accessibility Directive
  • European Accessibility Act
Accessibility Laws in Finland


  • Act on Electronic Services and Communication in the Public Sector
Accessibility Laws in France


  • Law N° 2005-102 Article 47
  • Order of 29 April 2015 on the general accessibility framework for public administrations
  • Law N° 2016-1321 Article 106
Accessibility Laws in Germany


  • Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons of 2002
  • Federal Ordinance on Barrier-Free Information Technology
Accessibility Laws in Italy


  • Law 9 January 2004, n. 4 “Provisions to support the access of disabled people to IT tools” (Stanca Law)
Accessibility Laws in Switzerland


  • Federal Law on the Elimination of Inequalities for Persons with Disabilities, as amended
Accessibility Laws in the United Kingdom Flag

United Kingdom

  • Equality Act 2010
Accessibility Laws in Sweden


  • Discrimination Act (2008:567
Accessibility Laws in Norway


  • Regulations on universal design of ICT
Accessibility Laws in the Netherlands


  • Procurement Law 2012
  • Policy in the Netherlands
Accessibility Laws in Israel


  • Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act


Accessibility Laws in China


  • Law on the Protection of Persons with Disabilities 1990
  • Voluntary Web Accessibility Standard
Accessibility Laws in India


  • Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPD)
  • Guidelines for Indian Government Websites
Accessibility Laws in Japan


  • Basic Act on the Formation of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society
Accessibility Laws in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

  • Guidelines on Dissemination of Information through Government Websites
Accessibility Laws in South Korea

South Korea

  • Act on Welfare of Persons with Disabilities
Accessibility Laws in Taiwan


  • Web Accessibility Guidelines 2.0


Accessibility Laws in Australian


  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)
  • Procurement Standard Guidance
Accessibility Laws in New Zealand

New Zealand

  • Human Rights Act 1993, including amendments
  • Online Practice Guidelines