Estonia - 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.

    No official legislation. Only unofficial suggestions to use W3 guidelines (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)).

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

    Unofficially - W3 guidelines (WCAG)

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


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


    If yes, at what intervals?

  5. Is there an established timeframe for

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

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

  6. What sanctions are imposed by the law for websites which fail to comply with accessibility regulations?

    No law, no sanctions.

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

    No obligation. However web-standards (incl. accessibility) are in curriculum for such profressionals.

  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. But engineering professionals must conform to professional qualifications system. So educational authorities have curriculums according to professional qualifications system. And professional qualifications system says that engineers must to aware about such standards.

    Namely, European Certificate of Informatics Professionals (EUCIP) Software Developer level 3 demands awareness of official and suggested standards.

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

    W3 guidelines

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