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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.

A11y Meetup Berlin

May 28, 2019
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  1. Centre for Digital
    Accessibility and Usability
    Kompetenzstelle für digitale Barrierefreiheit und Usability

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  2. 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
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    Who are we?

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. •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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  6. •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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  7. •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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  8. 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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  9. •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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  10. 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

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  11. https://www.berlin.de/sen/inneres/mo
    derne-verwaltung/digitale-barrierefreih
    eit/kompetenzstelle/
    Our Website
    Speaker: Wiebke Müller and Cornelia Stolt

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