Last version of this statement: 19. September 2018
Accessibility of this site
While we haven't yet conducted a formal test, we believe this site (accessuse.eu) meets the requirements of EU Directive 2016/2102 and conforms to the success criteria of WCAG 2.1 on Level AA.
We do not just aim for conformance. We try to write in a clear and simple way. Some content, especially in the sections Accessibility tips for [compoment], is quite technical. It is not easy to understand for people unfamiliar with accessible web design.
The error handling of the comments form at the bottom of the blog entries is not good. There are no specific and helpful error messages right now. You only get the default browser-generated HTML5 messages like "Please fill out this field". These messages appear in the language set in your browser, not in language you may have selected via the language menu of this site.
The way the form handles errors is difficult for us to fix: The form comes straight out of CONTAO's core. CONTAO is the Content Management System we have been using for this site.
Please get in touch to report problems
Please please contact us if you find:
- content that is difficult to access
- content that violates accessibility best practices and/or WCAG 2.1 conformance
- content that is unclear and should be expressed or phrased differently
Please make suggestions for best practices
We are also glad to receive input on what we propose as best practices in our acccessibility tips. Accessibility people do not always agree on the best way to make content accessible. Our accessibility tips are not meant to prescribe one correct way of doing things. They just reflect what we understand to be the current consensus.