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Europe Day 2023

Accessibility statement

Europe Day website

This statement applies to content published on the domain: https://europeday.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 European Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM). 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 designed to comply with the technical standard for websites and mobile apps, EN 301 549, v.3.2.1. This closely follows level ‘AA’ of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with technical standard EN 301 549 v.3.2.1 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA. See ‘Non-accessible content’ for more details.

The website was last tested 13 September 2022.

Preparation of this statement

This statement was reviewed on 19 December 2023.

The statement is based on a review of a representative sample of web pages by an IAAP-qualified accessibility expert, using a combination of manual and automated testing.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the https://europeday.europa.eu/ website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

  • E-mail : comm-europe-dayatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (COMM-EUROPE-DAY[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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 https://europeday.europa.eu/ website is designed to be compatible with the following most used assistive technologies:

  • the latest version of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari browsers;
  • in combination with the latest versions of NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack.

Technical specifications

The accessibility of the https://europeday.europa.eu/ 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:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Non-accessible content

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the https://europeday.europa.eu/ 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 https://europeday.europa.eu/ website:

  1. Navigation menu accessibility: Some content has not been properly coded for the best experience with a screen reader. We plan to fix this issue by March 2024. ​
  2. Heading Hierarchy:Some headings do not follow the correct heading hierarchy, which can cause problems for screen reader users. We plan to fix this by March 2024.
  3. Interactive maps: Interactive maps are not accessible to people with a vision impairment or users who rely on keyboard navigation. We plan to fix this issue by March 2024.
  4. Video captions: Some of our videos do not have captions. We are continuously working on adding them to more videos.
  5. 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).