Positionspapier Position Paper: Availability of EN 301 549 in European national languages
The intention of EN 301 549 is to provide harmonized functional accessibility requirements which support public procurement in Europe and avoid diverging national accessibility approaches. Unfortunately, EN 301 549 has been published only in English language. For that reason, its acceptance and application will probably be marginal in all non-English speaking countries. Most procurers will probably continue to use national accessibility standards which is neither the intention of Mandate 376 nor in the interest of ICT companies.
Bitkom kindly asks the EU Commission to initiate the translations of EN 301 549 into other European languages.
- Dr. Katharina Eylers