The core in Aceit is a list of accessibility requirements developed by accessibility experts and finetuned over a long period of time. The list foremost contains requirements from two international standards relating to digital accessibility (WCAG and EN 301 549) but has also been expanded with requirements for usability and increased accessibility beyond the standards.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (opens in a new window) are a collection of guidelines that aim to create an equal web experience for all users, regardless of functional ability. The guidelines were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and are the dominant standard for accessibility across the world. Parts of the standard have also been incorporated into the European standard EN 301 549.
EN 301 549
The European standard EN 301 549 (PDF) (opens in a new window) was developed on behalf of the European Commission and defines requirements that European organisations must meet in order to comply with several different EU directives relating to accessibility.
Most public sector websites and apps in the EU must comply with the requirements in EN 301 549. From June 2025 many private organisations will also need to comply with this standard, among products and services that will need to comply are consumer banking and e-commerce.
Do I have to know everything?
Don't worry, you don't have to know all the requirements and guidelines. Aceit guides you through requirements and reviews. With a product key, you have access to the full list of clearly explained requirements and can tailor lists of requirements, or templates for reviews, to suit your needs in the current situation.
Each requirement has a brief description of what the requirement means, how to test it, and how it is connected to the standard. In a review, you, or someone you share the protocol with, can create clear problem descriptions with text, images, and code samples that can then be shared with UX designers, designers, developers, or other stakeholders.
Aceit is designed to enable collaboration in both reviews and follow-up, so you can let accessibility experts and suppliers into the work where it is most useful.
The automatic test support also helps to find potential problems in your web-based interfaces and can then automatically update your logs with the results.