Call for Proposals 2017 - Pilot Project - Application of web accessibility requirements in web-authoring tools and platforms by default PPWA-2017-AG Closed!


The overall objective of this pilot project is to encourage and support the implementation of the Web Accessibility Directive by adopting the relevant accessibility requirements of the European Standard EN 301 549 v1.1.2 by awarding grants in order to incorporate features as the default option in authoring tools or platforms that would facilitate meeting the requirements of this European Standard.

Within the overall objective, the pilot project aims to:

  • support the availability of authoring tools or platforms (new or re-designed) that help authors produce accessible web content by including features to meet the accessibility requirements ("web access by default");
  • stimulate the market, create supply and enhance competition for web authoring tools and platforms with accessibility features;
  • provide good practice and help the dissemination of web-accessibility solutions incorporated in web-authoring tools and platforms;
  • support Member States to hire users to test web-authoring tools;
  • facilitate compliance with the accessibility requirements set out in the Web Accessibility Directive with all of the above.


Types of activities eligible under this call for proposals.

  • Prototyping, deployment and testing/validation actions;
  • Conferences, seminars;
  • Awareness and dissemination actions;
  • Actions aiming at the creation and improving of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  • Studies, analyses, mapping projects;


European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 September 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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