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The Act on the Rights and Equal Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities, Art. Communication disposes as follows:
Persons with disabilities must be ensured the possibility of equal access to public information, as well as to any information concerning their rights and the services provided for them. The possibilities offered by the information society are strengthening equal opportunities of persons with disabilities. A disabled person must be ensured equal access to information when using information social services.
In Hungary it is recommended to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) by the organization W3C.
In Hungary there is no authority to establish, measure and control website accessibility.
In Hungary, there is no legal obligation to regularly review the accessibility of websites.
If yes, at what intervals?
In Hungary it is not sanctioned by law if a website fails to comply with accessibility regulations.
Training material has been developed for two years under the direction of Fogyatékos Személyek Esélyegyenlőségéért Közalapítvány /Public Foundation for Equal Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities/, and it has been included in the webmaster training courses of several institutions of higher education and vocational training organizations. However there is no legal obligation to use that material.
Although the training material mentioned in Art. 7 has been elaborated for various skills (like architecture, social and health care, etc.), there is no legal obligation on educational authorities to include specific Web accessibility issues into their training courses.
In Hungary the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) are recommended to be met.