IS 5568 Compliance

What is IS 5568 Compliance?

The Israel Standard (IS) 5568 is Israel’s standard in regards to website accessibility. It came into law in October 2017. Its goal is to remove barriers against people with disabilities in Israeli society.

Why you should care about IS 5568

The Israel accessibility standard applies to every service that is offered to the general public. It includes:

  1. Health
  2. Education
  3. Entertainment
  4. Sports
  5. Social welfare
  6. Tourism
  7. Commerce
  8. Religion
  9. Telecommunications
  10. Banking
  11. Insurance
israel accessibility website

A screenshot of the Israel accessibility website.

Link to the Israel Commission for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities Law: https://www.justice.gov.il/En/Units/CommissionEqualRightsPersonsDisabilities/Equal-Rights-For-Persons-With-Disabilities-Law/Pages/Equal-Rights-For-Persons-With-Disabilities-Law.aspx

What size businesses are affected?

  1. Medium to large businesses: Surpassing an annual revenue of NIS 300,000 or more, setup in 2017, have to comply with IS 5568 straight away.
  2. Medium to large businesses: Setup before 2017 have until October 2020 to become compliant.
  3. Small businesses: With an average annual revenue of under NIS 300,000, have until October 2020 to become compliant.
  4. Private contractors: With an average annual revenue less than NIS 100,000 are exempt from IS 5568.

What are the penalties for non-compliance with IS 5568?

In Israel, failing to meet the accessibility requirements can be met with severe penalties. The IS 5568 policy is entitled to request statutory damages of up to 50,000 NIS.

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