T:MEBLOCKR is Digitally Accessible in accordance with WCAG
Government agencies are required by law to be digitally accessible to all users. That is why their websites and applications must meet the set requirements. This is also important for T:MEBLOCKR, as we increasingly work digitally and by appointment. We are therefore proud that we are one of the few to fully comply with Level AA!
What is digital accessibility?
Every person has the right to live like everyone else and to participate in society. Making use of the possibilities that the internet, computers and smartphones offer us is of course part of this. That is precisely why it is important that digital services are accessible to everyone.
Millions of people have one or more limitations. For example, some people are blind or partially sighted or colour blind; deaf or hard of hearing; motor limited or learning disabled; autistic; or low literate. And this group is growing. The number of elderly people is also growing and there are more migrants who do not speak the language well.
Anyone can participate
In Europe, we want public facilities to be accessible to all residents. Because every person has the right to participate in society just like everyone else. For that reason, you must also be able to enter a building with a wheelchair and we are working hard on the accessibility of public transport for people with disabilities.
It is no different for digital facilities. In our society, access to the internet and computers is vital. And a lot of people don’t want to miss out on that. That is why digital accessibility is important, and it is mandatory for all government agencies (NL/BE) and according to EU legislation. If websites are created properly, they can be used by everyone, including visitors with a disability. And then everyone can truly participate.
From 23 September 2020, all websites and cloud applications of all government agencies must comply with the legal obligation.
The requirements for digital accessibility arise from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1. This standard has been drawn up by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
The T:MEBLOCKR application is now fully accessible, at level AA with a score of 50 out of 50 points. You can view the statement and details here. This can be included in the Accessibility Statement on your own website.
Are you currently working with an appointment system that is not Digi-Accessible? Do you want to offer your visitors a better website experience and comply with the laws and regulations?