Slovenia - 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.

    Objective 3 of The Action Programme for Persons with Disabilities 2007-2013 (Ministry of Labour, Family, social affairs and Equal Opportunities, 30 November 2006).   includes some provisions on web and ICT accessibility. Measures, defined in the document are: - ensuring equal access to information and public administration services on the internet for all; - preparing a manual for public procurement with recommendations for better internet access and implementation of EU Regulation No. 1083/2006 on partnership, non-discrimination and accessibility of structural funds; - encouraging the use of information and communication technology for better inclusion and communication of persons with disabilities and functionally impaired persons as regards accessibility of e-government, including the use of internet, software and hardware.

    Available at:

    http://www.mddsz.gov.si/si/zakonodaja_in_dokumenti/pomembni_dokumenti/

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

    In Slovenia there are no standards defined for measuring web accessability.

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

    No

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

    No

    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
    2. existing websites to be made accessible?
      if yes what is it ?

      No
  6. What sanctions are imposed by the law for websites which fail to comply with accessibility regulations?

    No

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

    No obligation exists.

  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 obligation exists.

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

    No

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