Providers of digital services are legally bound to comply with design standards that allow people with accessibility needs to access digital services.
Worldwide: W3C published a recommendation, the Web Content Accessibility Guides (WCAG), that helps web developers create accessible digital content.
United Kingdom: Standard 8878 by the British Standards Institute defines the processes needed in the planning and deployment of accessible web products. While not legally enforceable as a standard, other legislation in the UK means that websites are legally required to be accessible.
United States: A 1998 amendment to the Rehabilitation Act that requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and IT technology accessible to people with disabilities.
Spain: A law, UNE 139803, requires websites to follow accessibility requirements based on the WCAG standard.