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Positionspapier Position Paper: Adoption of EN 301 549 as an international Standard by ISO

In 2005, the European Commission had launched a "Standardization mandate to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in support of European accessibility requirements for public procurement of products and services in the ICT domain". The main result of Mandate 376 is the standard EN 301 549 "Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe"1, published by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in February 2014. It specifies harmonized functional accessibility requirements for ICT products and services, which are intended to be used by procurers for assessing accessibility in the context of the new European Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EC, which came into force on April 17, 2014. The EU member states have to adopt it in the form of national legislation by April 2016.

Bitkom kindly asks the EU Commission to support the adoption of EN 301 549 as an international Standard by ISO.

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