The gencat website has been set up with the aim of providing universal access to all those who wish to consult it, regardless of their physical, sensory or intellectual abilities and the technical context of use with which they do so (type of device, software, connection speed, environmental conditions, etc.).
For this reason, the Generalitat is working to adapt the whole website to the recommendations of the W3C World Wide Web Consortium in order to remove any barriers that may hinder access to the information and communications. These recommendations are specified in the WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines.
The Generalitat of Catalonia's commitment is to achieve AA compliance level, as required of public administrations under European and state legislation.
Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and Council of October 26, 2016 establishes the standards required of the member states so that all the websites and mobile applications in the public sector, regardless of the device used to access them, comply with the accessibility requirements set out in Standard EN 301 549 v2.1.2 (August 2018) regarding accessibility requirements suitable for the public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe.
The EN 301 549 v22.214.171.124 Standard is based principally on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 of August 2018. Specifically, AA level must be met. However, the standard also has additional mandatory and conditional requirements.
The directive is obligatory but not directly applicable; therefore, on a national level a Royal Decree has been drawn up to establish the scope and minimum requirements. The state transposition is Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7 regarding the accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector.