The exact application of the law to websites is unclear, as the requirements for websites to be accessible are based on a series of agreements between portions of the Dutch federal government and the various provinces. So while it does not directly bear the weight of law in effect, accessibility is seen as a requirement for public sector websites. Specifically, the user of the Web Guidelines is mandatory of federal government organizations, provinces, municipalities and certain public private partnerships.
Private sector organizations are welcome to utilize the Web Guidelines as a measure of accessibility, but no specific legal requirements for accessibility are required for private sector organizations.
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