This statement applies to content published on the domain ‘https://accessible-eu-centre.ec.europa.eu’.
It does not apply to other content or websites published on any of its subdomains. These websites and their content will have their own specific accessibility statement.
This website is managed by Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities.
You should be able to:
- zoom up to 200% without problems
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using a modern screen reader and speech recognition software (on your computer or phone)
This website is partially compliant with and the . See ‘Non-accessible content’ for more details.
The website was last tested on 21 December 2023.
Preparation of this statement
This statement was reviewed on 22 December 2023.
The statement is based on a review of a representative sample of web pages by an internal staff member, using a combination of manual and automated testing such as Lighthouse, Colour Contrast Analyzer, Voice Over, NVDA and JAWS.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the AccessibleEU centre website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:
- E-mail: AccessibleEU [dot] communicationfundaciononce [dot] es (AccessibleEU[dot]communication[at]fundaciononce[dot]es)
We try to respond to feedback within 15 business days from the date of receipt of the enquiry by the responsible Commission department.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
The ‘AccessibleEU centre’ website is designed to be compatible with the following most used assistive technologies:
- the latest version of Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers;
- in combination with the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack.
The accessibility of the ‘AccessibleEU centre’ website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the ‘AccessibleEU centre’ website, we are aware of some limitations, which we are working to fix. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you encounter an issue not listed below.
Known limitations for the ‘AccessibleEU centre’ website:
- Headers: The order of headings is not correct in some pages. The European Commission is working on having the solution as soon as possible.
- PDF documents: In the “Digital Library” section there are some documents in PDF format that are not fully accessible. They are external documents to AccessibleEU project, and Accessible EU owners cannot guarantee their accessibility.
- Navigation menu accessibility: Some content has not been properly coded for the best experience with a screen reader.
- Missing image description: Images on banners and carousel do not have image description.
- Interactive maps: Interactive maps are not accessible to people with a vision impairment or users who rely on keyboard navigation.
- Feedback form – error messages: Error messages in the feedback form are not associated with the field in which the error was detected and do not clearly indicate in which field the error was detected.
- Graphs and charts – use of colour: Some graphs and charts on the website rely on colour alone to communicate information, which is confusing for people with colour vision deficiency. In charts where labels are not visually associated with the corresponding coloured section, clicking on the labels in the legends toggles the corresponding line, bar or section on or off, which allows users to check which label belongs to which part of the chart.
- Video captions: Some of our videos do not have captions. We are continuously working on adding them to more videos.
- Video player – keyboard accessibility: We are aware of some issues with the keyboard accessibility of our video player (when selecting the caption language from the menu, it is not possible to use the arrow keys to move between languages, this can only be done with the TAB key).
- Heading hierarchy - Some pages do not present content in an hierarchical heading organization.