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Web Accessibility Law Globally
Country Law Notes
Argentina Law No. 26,653 Cannot find online
Australia and New Zealand Government sites required, procurement rules as well WCAG 2.1 AA incorporated
Canada Accessible Canada Act, AODA (Ontario), Accessibility Act (Bill 59) (Nova Scotia) WCAG 2.0 AA incorporated into AODA
European Union Directive (EU) 2016/2102, European Commission Standardization Mandate M 376, Phase 2 Directive incorporates WCAG 2.1 AA via EN 301 549 V1.1.2 (does not mention WCAG)
Iceland Approved proposal stated to go into effect in 2015 WCAG 2.0 AA for public websites
India GIGW (Guidelines for Indian Government Websites) Not WCAG
Norway ยง 18 in the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act WCAG 2.0 AA for public and private
Japan Japan Industrial Standards (JIS) X 8341-3:2016 Uses WCAG 2.0 AA success criteria
Switzerland Government Standard on Digital Accessibility WCAG 2.1 AA
United Kingdom EU Directive public sector websites created after 23 September 2018 will need to comply with the requirements from 23 September 2019,
public sector websites created before 23 September 2018 will need to comply with the requirements from 23 September 2020,
public sector apps will need to comply with the requirements from 23 June 2021
United States Section 508 WCAG 2.0 AA