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  • On October 5th, 2012, the Icelandic government officially declared that it intended to enact legislation requiring public sector websites to be WCAG 2.0 AA compliant by January 1, 2015. The details of the legislation were worked on, and the over-all state of accessibility in Iceland was assessed in the Fall of 2013 as part of the government plans for the Icelandic Information Society 2013 – 2016. However, while there is a policy, as of 2023, this legislation has yet to be enacted.
  • Read the 2012 Icelandic announcement regarding the policy and legislation, “The government has approved a new policy to ensure accessibility for the blind, visually impaired, etc. etc. to public websites.
  • Iceland is not a member of the European Union (EU). The EU Directives and regulations do not apply to Iceland unless voluntarily ratified, something the government has not seriously considered.