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Article 47 in Law n°2005-102 for equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of disabled people – Last modification: March 11, 2023

Article 47 is divided into 4 major points:

  1. The online public communication services of a large number of organizations (in particular public organizations, organizations delegated with a public service mission, private organizations with revenues exceeding 250 million euros) must be accessible to disabled people.From 2025 or 2030, more organizations will be concerned (a priori, private companies with revenues exceeding 2 million euros and employing more than 10 people – a decree will specify this).
  2. The accessibility obligation applies to all type of digital media.
  3. Obligation to publish an accessibility statement, to draw up a multi-year plan (3 years maximum) for making services accessible and an action plan for the current year.
  4. Obligation to display the level of compliance with accessibility rules on the home page, to provide easy access to the documents mentioned in the previous point, and to make it possible to report accessibility problems. Failure to comply with this obligation and failure to bring a service into compliance is punishable up to €20,000 per site and per year (amount fixed in the decree 2019-768).

The law contains exceptions (such as the disproportionate cost for certain contents and functionalities) that the decree n°2019-768 defines.

Article L5213-6 in the Labor Code, sub-section 1: Rights and guarantees for disabled workers – Last modification: August 8, 2019