This website has been developed in accordance with the website accessibility guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, complying with website accessibility level WCAG 2.1 AA (visit here for more information). This means that the development of the website has involved the use of technologies required by the guidelines to make the content accessible to as many users as possible, including those with impaired vision, hearing or mobility.
This website makes it possible:
- To zoom the content by up to 200%;
- To navigate the website using the keyboard only;
- To change the visual contrast of the content;
- Using most of the website with screen readers (including JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).
A more detailed description for how users can use this website in a more convenient and effective way with the tools integrated in various operating systems and web browsers.
If you have any questions or have encountered any problems related to these guidelines, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website allows keyboard-only navigation. Navigating this website is possible using the Tab key, which is usually on the left side of the keyboard. Every time you press the Tab key, the cursor moves to the next element of the website (e.g. link to other pages, or button). The highlighted element has a different colour and a selection box around it. In order to activate the element (i.e. as if you mouse-clicked on it), press the Enter key.
There are four ways to zoom this website:
- using the zoom feature of the browser;
- using the zoom feature of the operating system;
- installing a special plugin for the browser;
- changing the font size settings on the website.
We recommend using the simplest approach: the zoom feature of the browser. In all common web browsers, zooming in and out can be done using the "Ctrl" and "+" or "-" keyboard combination. Another way to use this is to press the "Ctrl" button and turn the mouse wheel up or down.
Windows 7 and 10 operating systems have a zoom application that can be used to zoom in on text. Open the Start menu, type ‘Magnifier’ (Start > Magnifier) and press the Enter button. A small overlay window will open; it can be moved using the mouse and it zooms the content inside it at different levels of zoom.
On an Apple computer, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility (or Universal Access) > Zoom.
If you use Windows XP go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier.
This website offers three different font sizes, which can be selected by using the Tab key to move to the website settings, until the selection box highlights the desired font size. Once you choose one of the font sizes, all the content on the website will be resized appropriately.
This website has the option of increasing the contrast of its text by changing the colours of the content. There are four different colour schemes for changing the contrast of the website:
1. original text,
2. white text and dark background,
3. black text and yellow background,
4. yellow text and black background.
To change the colour scheme, use the Tab key to move to the website settings, until the selection box highlights one of the contrast options.
Using a screen reader
A screen reader is an application that tries to determine and interpret what is shown on the screen. Its interpretation is then reproduced for the user in audio format or on a Braille display.
The content of this website has been prepared in accordance with the technical standards of screen readers. For example, the images have ‘Alt’ tags (containing text descriptions of the images), and the structural elements of the page are arranged in a way that the sequence of information read by the screen reader is logical and easy to manage.
Popular screen readers include:
- JAWS (Windows) http://www.freedomscientific.com/;
- VoiceOver (OS X, free, built-in);
- NVDA (Windows, free) http://www.nvaccess.org/download/;
- SystemAccess (Windows) http://www.serotek.com/systemaccess;
How accessible is this website?
Some sections of this website may not be fully accessible. For example:
- Certain sections have less colour contrast;
- A number of images do not have a well-visible alternative text;
- Certain buttons cannot be correctly identified using assistant software;
- Certain documents are in PDF format, and cannot be accessed using assistant software;
- Some sections do not have an ‘easy-to-read’ function.
How to request the provision of content in an accessible format?
If you need to obtain content in another format, please contact use by e-mailing us at email@example.com, including:
- The link to the content (URL);
- Your name and e-mail address;
- The format, in which you need the content to be (e.g. audio CD, accessible PDF, Braille functionality).
Reporting accessibility problems
If a problem arises that is not listed here, or if you believe that we do not comply with accessibility requirements, please contact us via e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we test this website
This website was tested during its development, and it undergoes regular checks for compliance with level A and AA of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. Additionally, in accordance with Cabinet Regulation 445 ‘Procedure for official bodies posting information on the internet’ of 14 July 2020, a simplified accessibility report will be prepared for the website.
What we do to improve accessibility
We plan to use regular testing and error reports from users to update and improve the accessibility of our website, and to correct any deficiencies as quickly as possible.
This statement was prepared on April 2021.