Croatia - Article 21

  1. Is there existing legislation in your country to encourage or ensure that websites, in particular government, public service or other sites providing widespread services of general use (such as hiring services, travel, telephony, energy, education, employment, leisure...) are accessible to visually impaired people? Please be sure to specify in your answer to which categories of site the regulation(s) apply.

    There are no specific regulations on any of the categories mentioned above. Everything is based on strategies and recommendations.

  2. What are the standards that are used in your country to measure website accessibility?

    There are no regular standards to measure website accessibility

  3. Is there an authority in place to establish, measure and control website accessibility?

    No, there isn't.

  4. Is there a legal obligation to regularly review the accessibility of websites?

    No, there isn't.

    If yes, at what intervals?

  5. Is there an established timeframe for

    1. new websites to be made accessible?
      if yes what is it ?

      No, there isn't.
    2. existing websites to be made accessible?
      if yes what is it ?

      No, there isn't.
  6. What sanctions are imposed by the law for websites which fail to comply with accessibility regulations?

    There is no law so there are no sanctions.

  7. Is there a legal obligation to include awareness of accessibility issues in training provided to webmasters and related professions?

    No, there isn't.

  8. Is there a legal obligation on educational authorities to provide specific training on Web accessibility issues in related areas (such as engineering and computer sciences, telecommunications and networks courses, etc)?

    No, there isn't.

  9. Are there official guidelines in place to assist webmasters and technical staff in making their websites accessible?

    Yes, there are some guidelines in Croatian languages but all of those are the result of non-governmental projects.

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