Website accessibility Lisez-vous le belge?
Internet accessibility means ensuring that people with a wide range of abilities can easily access the information and functions available on the Internet.
As a public sector organisation, the aim of the Lisez-vous le belge? label is to ensure equal access to information for all users, disabled and non-disabled, regardless of the device or software they use and the environment in which they work, so that they are able to use the information, services and tools we provide.
We are committed to making our website accessible and are actively working to improve the experience of all users by enhancing accessibility and usability. This includes ensuring that our products and content meet current standards, including those referred to in the EU’s Website Accessibility Directive (Official Journal of the European Union), which came into force in December 2016.
The directive requires public sector organisations to apply the European standard EN 301 549 to their websites and online tools. This standard is based on the most recent version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level AA compliance.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of the Web Accessibility Initiative. They are intended for all providers, editors, creators and designers of web content.
Accessible content should respect the four principles of web accessibility:
1. Perceptibility – content should be provided in such a way that the user, through at least one of his or her senses, is able to access it. For example, images are described using alternative text for users with visual impairments.
2. Usability – content can be controlled using different tools. For example, people who are unable to use a mouse can access content using only the keyboard.
3. Comprehensibility – clear and simple language and predictable and consistent interfaces should be used. This is useful for people with cognitive or reading disabilities.
4. Robustness – the website or application should work well across different browsers, devices and platforms, including assistive technologies.
This website is optimised to apply the European standard EN 301 549 and partially complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA compliance.
You should be able to:
– enlarge most elements on the website up to 300% without difficulty;
– view most elements on the website using only the keyboard;
– view most of the material on the website using assistive technologies, such as a screen reader or magnifying glass.
Despite our efforts to achieve accessibility of the website, some content, such as the videos on some pages, may not yet be optimised. We constantly monitor the accessibility of our website and continue to make improvements to the accessibility features.
By giving us your opinion, you will help us to improve the accessibility of our website.
Please let us know if you encounter any problems, need access to information you find inaccessible or find any of our features particularly useful. We will respond to you as soon as possible.