Benefits of using EN 301 549

  • EN 301 549 clearly describes the functional performance of ICT products so they can be accessed, understood and used by the widest range of people possible.
  • EN 301 549 is a commonly accepted and harmonised European standard that is referenced in EU law. It is suitable for specifying accessibility requirements in the procurement of ICT product and services.
  • The Functional Performance Statements provide a high-level, easy-to-understand overview of how an ICT product or service must perform to be accessible.
  • The Functional Performance Statements can be used to conduct a high-level evaluation of the suitability of a product and/or service.
  • The Technical Accessibility Requirements contain detailed and testable specifications that can be used to ensure compliance with the standard and EU regulations such as the Web Accessibility Directive and the upcoming European Accessibility Act.
  • It is widely accepted and used by the ICT industry as a standard on accessibility.