Access to our website
Our internet services must be accessible to everyone. Everyone should be able to find, understand and use our website, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing, or blind or partially sighted.
Our website should also be available on any type of device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone.
The temporary decision on digital accessibility to public services ('Tijdelijk besluit digitale toegankelijkheid overheid') states that all government websites must be accessible. We are obliged to meet the requirements set out in EN 301 549/WCAG 2.1.
We always check our website is accessible as we construct it. Our website has been constructed according to the website guidelines quality model ‘Kwaliteitsmodel Webrichtlijnen’. We also check whether:
- pages and PDF documents with a screen reader are read out clearly
- the website works well on different types of device
- the site is still easy to read when enlarged by 400%
- the website works well with any search engine or browser
Every year, our website is evaluated by an independent external body. If they find that a page is not accessible, we change it.
The accessibility of our website will be evaluated again early in 2021. The results will be posted on our website shortly after.
You can find an accessibility statement on our website. This will tell you what we have agreed to do to ensure our website is accessible.
It is important that the information on our website is easy to understand. That is why the text for our new website has been written at language level B1. The Dutch texts were all checked for B1 language by external communication experts.