User policies and agreements
This statement applies to content published on the domain: https://academy.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 JRC. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities.
You should be able to:
- e.g. 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.
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 in April 2023.
Preparation of this statement
This statement was reviewed in June 2023.
The statement is based on a review done by an automated tool Axe Monitor, using a combination of manual and automated testing.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the EU Academy website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:
- E-mail: EU-ACADEMY-SUPPORT@ec.europa.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
The EU Academy website is designed to be compatible with the following browsers:
- the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari browsers.
The accessibility of the EU Academy 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 EU Academy 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 EU Academy website:
- Alternative Text for Non-Text Content: Some images on our website do not have alternative text or the appropriate role assigned to them, making it difficult for users with visual impairments to understand the content. We plan to rectify this critical issue by December 2023.
- ARIA Role Child Elements: Some elements on our website with an assigned ARIA role do not contain the required child roles, impacting the understandability of our content for assistive technologies. This critical issue will be addressed by December 2023.
- Color Contrast: Certain sections of our website do not meet the WCAG 2.1 level ‘AA’ contrast ratio thresholds for the color difference between foreground and background, making it challenging for users with visual impairments to read the content. We aim to solve this serious issue by December 2023.
- Unique ID Attributes for Active Elements: Some active elements on our website do not have unique id attribute values, which might affect how assistive technologies interact with them. We plan to correct this serious issue by December 2023.
- Unique ID Attributes: Certain elements on our website share identical id attribute values, potentially leading to confusion for assistive technologies. This minor issue will be fixed by December 2023.
- Accessible Name for ARIA Input Fields: Some ARIA input fields on our website lack an accessible name, which is essential for assistive technologies to identify and describe them. We plan to rectify this serious issue by December 2023.
- Discernible Text for Buttons: There are buttons on our website that lack discernible text, making it challenging for users with visual impairments to understand their function. We aim to solve this critical issue by December 2023.
- Discernible Text for Links: Some links on our website lack discernible text, impacting the understandability of our content for users with visual impairments. This serious issue will be addressed by December 2023.
- Accessible Name for Select Elements: Some select elements on our forms lack an accessible name, making it difficult for assistive technologies to interpret and interact with them. We plan to rectify this critical issue by December 2023.