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Accessibility statement

This statement applies to content published on the domain:

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 Health and Food Safety. 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.

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 on 22/11/2023.

Preparation of this statement

This statement was reviewed on 30/11/2023.

Method used to prepare the statement: Self-assessment done by the public sector body,


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the #UnitedInProtection website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

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 #UnitedInProtection 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.

Technical specifications

The accessibility of the #UnitedInProtection 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
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Non-accessible content

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the #UnitedInProtection 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 #UnitedInProtection website:

  1. <frame> or <iframe> elements do not have a title: those iframes embed videos. An informative link to the description of the video has been implemented under each video, in order to give access to more information
  2. Alt attributes for images:

○      Images on banners and carousel: those image miss a description. We plan to fix this issue by December 2023.

○      Decorative images: Most images currently have Alt text, while they should not. We plan to fix this issue by March 2024.