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Directive on accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies : Toolkit

EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM
May 2017

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The European Union (EU) Directive on accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies was adopted on 26 October 2016. EU Member States will have until September 2018 to transpose this EU legislation into national law. This toolkit aims to provide key information about this EU legislation and advice for the transposition phase. Section 1 provides a timeline for transposition and implementation of the Directive, some key definitions, identification of key players and an explanation of the directive being a ‘minimum harmonisation’ Directive. Section 2 provides understanding of what the Directive covers, explains key provisions (scope, accessibility requirements, exemptions, enforcement, monitoring, etc.) and gives advice to DPOs (disabled people's organisations) concerning what they can do at national level to ensure the best possible implementation for persons with disabilities in their country

eHealth code of ethics

EHEALTH ETHICS INITIATIVE
2000

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The goal of the e-Health Code of Ethics is to make sure that people can confidently and with full understanding of known risks realise the potential of the Internet in managing their own health and the health of those in their care. It sets out eight principles which should guide the provision of health information on the Internet: candor, honesty, quality, privacy, informed consent, professionalism, responsible partnering and accountability

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