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This section includes resources dealing with  legal issues and disabilities in Portugal.  It is divided into sections and these resources may appear in more than one place.  The information will include papers, case law, and various Portuguese laws and policies that cover people with disabilities.   If you know of  laws or resources on the Internet that deal with this subject, please contact us, at: icdri@icdri.org.  

 

Web Accessibility

Francisco Godinho and the  PASIG  successfully petitioned and obtained a commitment on web site accessibility from the government of Portugal.  Accessibility is now mandatory in Portugal for public and Administrative web sites.  This action is unprecedented in Europe and may lead to other European nations adopting similar policies..
PASIG 
http://www.acessibilidade.net/index_eng.html
 

ACESSO Unit - Unit of Ministry of Science & Tech.

Implementation of WCAG 1.0 in the Portuguese public administration http://www.acesso.umic.pt

Legal Issues

Resolution of the Council of Ministers N 97/99 - ACCESSIBILITY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION WEB SITES FOR CITIZENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

Portuguese version:  http://www.acesso.umic.pt/acesso/res97_99.htm

English version: http://www.acesso.umic.pt/acesso/res9799_en.htm

Update of theResolution since October 2007 - the Resolution of the Council of Ministers Number 155/2007 -http://www.acesso.umic.pt/legis/rcm_155_07.htm

 WCAG 1.0 (Portuguese version) 

 http://www.utad.pt/wai/wai-pageauth.html 

 Visitability Requirements / Requisitos de Visitabilidade

This requirements was made based in WCAG 1.0 level A.

Portuguese version: http://www.acesso.umic.pt/acesso/visitabil.htm 

English version: http://www.acesso.umic.pt/acesso/vis_en.htm 

Trainning in Web Accessibility

http://www.acesso.mct.pt/abc/formacao.htm 

 HelpDesk to Webmaster of Public Administration in the field of Accessibility.

http://www.acesso.mct.pt/abc/lista.htm 

 Conference: "Accessibility of Web Sites of Public Administration" held in Nov.2000.

Papers in:

http://www.acesso.mct.pt/eventos/nov2000/webmast.htm 

- In this conference you could see the first accessibility report of Public Administration Websites in

http://www.acesso.mct.pt/eventos/nov2000/jf/acessibil.htm 

- You could also see the ACESSO Index that classified the accessibility from 1 to 5 in

Portuguese version: http://www.acesso.mct.pt/eventos/nov2000/jf/indice.htm  

English version: http://www.acesso.mct.pt/eventos/nov2000/jf/indiceen.htm 

 Accessibility Gallery

http://www.acesso.mct.pt/galeria/sitios.htm 

 

 

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