With the entry into force of the Law on Accessibility of Websites and Software Solutions for Mobile Devices of Public Sector Bodies of the Republic of Croatia, the State Archives in Pazin will publish a Statement on accessibility of its website and applications related to services and projects, their compliance with Directive (EU) 2016/2102, and enable the provision of feedback to users in order to further improve network accessibility.
The dapa.hr website strives to ensure the accessibility of its services for people with disabilities. Significant resources have been invested to simplify the use of the site in order to make it more accessible to people with disabilities, in the firm belief that every person has the right to a dignified, equal, comfortable and independent life.
The State Archives in Pazin recognizes the importance of ensuring digital accessibility for all users, with special emphasis on easier access to public services and information for people with disabilities, applying, as far as possible, Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.
The State Archives in Pazin continuously improves the user experience by applying the relevant accessibility standards according to the guidelines and standardization of network content (WCAG 2.1) of the Network Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an organization that standardizes network technologies.
Accessibility on the dapa.hr website
The One Click Accessibility plugin is available on the dapa.hr website, which enables the website to improve compliance with the Guidelines for Ensuring Accessibility of Online Content (WCAG 2.1).
Enabling the accessibility menu
The accessibility menu of the dapa.hr website is activated by clicking on the accessibility menu icon that appears in the upper left corner of the page. After launching the accessibility menu, wait a moment until the accessibility menu is fully loaded, then select the option that works best for you.
As a public sector body, the State Archives in Pazin strives to make its dapa.hr website accessible in accordance with the Act on Accessibility of Websites and Software Solutions for Mobile Devices of the Public Sector of the Republic of Croatia (OG 17/19), of 23 September 2019. , which transposes into national law Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.
Degree of compliance
The dapa.hr website is partially harmonized with the Law on Accessibility of Websites and Software Solutions for Mobile Devices of Public Sector Bodies. By implementing the new CMS platform and redesigning the website in 2018. most of the requirements of the European standard EN 301 549 V1.1.2 (2015-04) are met, but with some exceptions.
a) the dapa.hr website is largely in line with the Accessibility Act, and exceptions to this are reflected in the following:
- Although most elements are formatted according to the HTML5 standard, some elements are not adequately labeled so that blind and partially sighted people can use assistive technology.
- The text is not left-aligned. There are links to PDF and Word documents.
- Some PDF files contained in publications are not entirely created by exporting from the source file from Microsoft Office Word with the choice of accessibility options, but by scanning printed documents and are not accessible because they are not properly prepared for screen readers.
- Part of the links is shown with the text Here, More, etc.
- The videos were downloaded from Youtube, which can cause certain flaws.
- There is a possibility that the content of pages in different browsers is not always displayed in the same way.
b) disproportionate load
For all discrepancies listed under point a) the State Archives in Pazin, a temporary exception is invoked due to the disproportionate burden in terms of Article 8 of the Act.
c) the content does not fall within the scope of applicable law
Pursuant to Article 3 of the Act, PDF files published before 23 September 2018 qualify the State Archives in Pazin as archives and they are exempt from the application of the Act.
Raising the level of accessibility
The State Archives in Pazin will implement corrective measures to solve the problem of inaccessible content of its network headquarters as much as possible after training employees to create, manage and maintain the content of web pages and software solutions for mobile devices in accordance with the Law on Accessibility.
Preparation of this Statement of Accessibility
This Statement was prepared on 18 June 2020, in accordance with the Accessibility Declaration Template in line with Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of public sector bodies’ websites and mobile applications, established by the EU Commission Implementing Decision 2018/1523 October 11, 2018
The self-assessment method conducted by the State Archives in Pazin was used to prepare this Statement. The statement was last reviewed on June 18, 2020.
Feedback and contact information
By submitting a request to the State Archives in Pazin, you can get feedback and / or report observed irregularities in terms of the Act on Accessibility of Websites and Software Solutions for Mobile Devices of Public Sector Bodies (OG 17/19) and Directive (EU) 2016/2012 of the European Parliament and Council .
You can submit a request to the information officer of the State Archives in Pazin.
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail: State Archives in Pazin, Vladimira Nazora 3, 52000 Pazin
Procedure for monitoring the implementation of regulations
The body responsible for monitoring the compliance of websites and software solutions for mobile devices of public sector bodies with accessibility requirements and supervising the implementation of the Accessibility Act is the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Croatia.
In case of unsatisfactory responses to the notification or request for feedback on the accessibility of this website, users can contact the Information Commissioner by phone number +38514609041 or by e-mail: email@example.com.