Directive (EU) 2016/2102 and its adoption into Berlin Law (BIKTG Bln, 2019)

Directive (EU) 2016/2102 and its adoption into Berlin Law (BIKTG Bln, 2019)

// Speakers: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt

// Description:
Wiebke and Cornelia summarise the EU directive on digital accessibility in the public sector and its adoption into Berlin law.

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A11y Meetup Berlin

May 28, 2019
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    Team •Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt •Department for ICT (Information-

    and Communication Technology) Strategy @ Berlin Senate Administration for Interior and Sports •Positions based in E-Government-Gesetz Berlin (EGovg Bln von 2016) Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt Seite 2 Who are we?
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    Define Standards • Establish and monitor digital Accessibility Guidelines •

    Define assistive technology standards for public employees • Set evaluation standards Establish structures • Develop and support Trainings • Set Roles and Processes Public Outreach and Awareness • Internet, Intranet, brochures • Offer consultation and support in strategic questions • Participate in national and international networks What are we doing? Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt
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    All websites, electronic documents, software and mobile applications are accessible

    to people with disabilities without any barriers. People with disabilities are enabled to participate fully and independently in a digital world. Digital Accessibility Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt
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    •EU - Directive 2016/2102 implemented into Federal and state law

    •Goal is to standardize accessibility standards across the EU •Requires public sector bodies to ensure their websites, software, documents and apps are accessible to persons with disabilities •Barrierefreie Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik Gesetz Berlin (BIKTG, March 2019) – Accessible Information- and Communication Technology Law Berlin A new law is born… Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt
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    •Law requires public sector agencies to monitor and report on

    the accessibility of their websites and mobile apps •Every website needs to have an Accessibility Statement •Every website needs to have a Feedback Option (Contact person) •Monitoring agency must be established •Role of Commissioner (Landesbeauftragte) for Digital Accessibility must be established What is required by the new law? Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt
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    •Local government agencies (Berliner Verwaltung) •Public institutions such as museums,

    public universities, BVG,… •NGO‘s that are mainly funded (>50%) by public money or are directed by a state agency What is a public sector agency (Öffentliche Stelle)? Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt
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    Technical Compliance (for Berlin!) •Immediately Accessibility Statement •Websites created after

    23 September 2018, need a statement by 23 of September 2019 •Existing websites need a statement by 23 of September 2020 •Mobile applications need a statement by 23 of June 2021 Time Frame Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt
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    •BIKTG refers to the current BITV - Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung •BITV refers

    to EN 301 549 •EN 301 549 same as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level AA •For PDFs, the BIKTG refers to the current DIN ISO 14289 Technical Standards Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt
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    European Accessibility Act (EAA) establishes accessibility requirements for key products

    and services • Computers and operating systems, Smartphones • ATMs, ticketing and check-in machines • TV equipment related to digital television services • Telephony services and related equipment • Audiovisual media services (television broadcast, related consumer equipment) • Services related to air, bus, rail and waterborne passenger transport • Banking services • e-books • e-commerce And what about the private sector? Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt