The Media and Cultural Industries Branch (CMIB, Book and Reading Services) publishes the results of the third edition of the Digital Accessibility Barometer in Public Reading.

This barometer, the realization of which was entrusted this year to the companies Com'Access and Oceane consultingis carried out in partnership with the Fulbi (Federation of Software Users for Libraries, Information & Documentation) for the 2e component, with the association CareNetwork for the 3e with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Bibliothèque publique d'information, theAssociation des bibliothécaires de France - Accessibib commission, theAssociation Valentin Haüy as well as the National Advisory Council on Persons with Disabilities (CNCPH, "Digital" working group) , for their expertise on issues of access to books and information for people who are prevented from reading because of a disability.

In the continuity of the barometers made in 2014 and 2016 by BrailleNet, PixFL and Tosca consultants, the Digital accessibility barometer in public reading aims to measure, on a regular basis, the level of consideration by public reading libraries of digital accessibility standards (WCAG, RGAA).

The barometer has three components:

  1. accessibility of library websites and portals (quantitative and qualitative parts);
  2. accessibility of online catalogues (OPAC);
  3. accessibility of digital resources.

Each of the three components has been the subject of a selection of sites and resources, as well as specific protocols, validated by the steering committee.