There is a growing demand from organisations and web agencies who want to highlight efforts taken to ensure their websites meet accessibility requirements and are accessible to all.
BrailleNet’s AccessiWeb compliancy label was launched in 2004 and since then over 140 sites have been certified AccessiWeb compliant.
Certified websites display the AccessiWeb label and compliancy level (bronze, silver or gold) on their website, and are included in the official list of AccessiWeb-certified websites.
Today, the AccessiWeb label is based on the technical specification of the Référentiel Général d’Accessibilité des Administrations (RGAA). The RGAA is not solely reserved for public sector websites but can be applied to all websites from all type of organisations, public and private. The RGAA is based on the normative and informative parts of WCAG 2.0, meaning that a website which passes RGAA also conforms to WCAG 2.0 (ISO/IEC 40500:2012).
The AccessiWeb label is a contractual process between BrailleNet and the site owner. The process includes:
- Evaluating a representative sample of pages from the website
- Checking RGAA conformity according to an agreed level, either A and AA criteria or AAA criteria
- Considering the WCAG 2.0 conformity statement
- Keeping check on conformity for a two year period
On completion, an AccessiWeb certificate is given to compliant websites for a period of 24 months from the day of delivery.
For more details on the process and associated fees, visit the AccessiWeb website. Any requests for a quote must be made via the online form on the AccessiWeb website.