Subtitling and the accessibility directive

Last changed: 11 July 2023
A police doing a stop sign. Behind is a blue road sing. Illustration.

In connection with the accessibility directive, subtitling requirements have been tightened.

The directive states:

(2) “In the context of this Directive, accessibility should be understood as principles and techniques to be observed when designing, constructing, maintaining and updating websites and mobile applications in order to make them more accessible to users, in particular persons with disabilities.”

However, it should be noted that the directive is quite vague, so, for example, there are no concrete subtitling rules.

In any case, subtitling is a good tool – it allows more people access to relevant information. We have prepared a short subtitling guide that contains useful tips. Have a look!

See more under the heading Guidelines for consistent subtitles on the staff web.

To the directive.

Published March 2020.