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Accessibility Policy

The Government Offices of Iceland have resolved to make the Website accessible to the handicapped, and aim for all its content to conform at least to the guidelines of WCAG 2.0, AA.  The Government Offices will review their policy annually, so as to fulfil even better the requirements for making the Website accessible to everyone. The role of ensuring that the Central Government Website always fulfils adopted accessibility objectives shall be in the hands of the Website management of Government Offices.

Although the Government Website in some instances points to the websites of institutions, social organisations or businesses, the accessibility policy of the Central Government Website applies solely to that Website, not to the websites being referred to.

Third-party content which appears on the websites shall meet requirements on accessibility for everyone. In addition, software vendors dealing with the ministries shall be requested to describe how their product gives consideration to accessibility, and ministry staff shall have guaranteed access to the software necessary for making content accessible.

Measures shall be taken for staff to receive the training needed for their particular jobs and roles, with retraining provided as accessibility requirements develop or new technology emerges. In part, this is to be accomplished by creating a special information page on accessibility (in Icelandic) at the website.


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