Briefly, the EU directive on web accessibility deals with making public websites and apps accessible to people with various disabilities. For example, the content of websites must be compatible with screen readers. Since Aalborg University is a public educational institution, the EU Directive and the Danish Web Accessibility Act applies to all apps and websites published by the university.
The Danish Act on web accessibility entered into force 23 September 2018
- Websites created after 23 September 2018 must comply with the Web Accessibility Act of 23 September 2019
- Websites created before September 2018, and to which no significant changes have been made, must comply with the Web Accessibility Act of 23 September 2020
- Apps must comply with the Web Accessibility Act of 23 September 2021
Intranet and extranet
Intranet and extranet content published before 23 September 2019 is only covered by the provisions of the Act where the websites have undergone a substantial revision. A substantial revision may be defined as an existing website undergoing redevelopment or significant changes to design, interaction, functionality or purpose.
The role of web editors
If you are the web editor of one or more AAU websites, you are responsible for the website content and for its compliance with web accessibility requirements. If you are building a website, or if you are responsible for an existing site, it is essential that you review the site according to our guidelines and rectify any accessibility issues identified. In addition, the changes you make have the additional benefit of improving user friendliness and search engine optimisation.
To make compliance with the web accessibility requirements easy and straightforward for AAU’s web editors, we have grouped the web accessibility requirements into six areas. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Enter ‘InfoGlue web accessibility’ in the Subject field, and we will respond to your email as soon as possible.