Royal Decree 1494/2007, of November 12, which approves the Regulation on the basic conditions for the access of people with disabilities to technologies, products and services related to the information society and social media

Exact name (in spanish): Real Decreto 1494/2007, de 12 de noviembre, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento sobre las condiciones básicas para el acceso de las personas con discapacidad a las tecnologías, productos y servicios relacionados con la sociedad de la información y medios de comunicación social

Current update: September 20, 2018

Approval date: BOE no. 279 of November 21, 2007

Effective: Yes

Entity that promotes it: Ministry of the Presidency

Issue: Technology


“This royal decree is inspired by the principles established in Law 51/2003, of December 2, fundamentally, universal accessibility and design for all.

Some accessibility criteria applicable to Internet pages are those included, at an international level, in the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. Web Consortium), which has determined them in the form of commonly accepted guidelines in all spheres of the Internet, as the reference specifications when it comes to making Internet pages accessible to people with disabilities. Based on these guidelines, the Web Accessibility Initiative has determined three levels of accessibility: basic, medium and high, which are known as levels A, AA or double A and AAA or triple A. These guidelines have been incorporated in Spain through Standard UNE 139803:2004, which establishes three levels of priorities.

This royal decree specifies the degree of accessibility applicable to the Internet pages of public administrations, establishing compliance with priorities 1 and 2 of the aforementioned UNE Standard as a mandatory minimum level.”

Geographic scope of application: Spain

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