We appreciate people have different preferences and abilities when using websites. We have tried to make the site easy to use and understand, no matter what technology or browsing method you are using. For example, you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.

We aim to conform to the to the ‘AA’ standard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. This is not just a legal requirement in the European Union, but a best practice that will enable as many people as possible to use the site.

How to report problems

If you have any difficulties or annoyances using the site, or feel that we are not meeting accessibility requirements, then please contact us (rdm-editors@elixir-europe.org). We will do our best to make the site easier to use.

How we assess the accessibility of the site

The website is a community effort, so unfortunately we do not have the resources to hire an accessibility expert. However, our community includes professional web developers, who assess the accessibility of the site using:

The website was last assessed on 30 March 2021.

Level of compliance

This website is only partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed in our GitHub issue concerning accessibility. Currently the non-compliant issues are:

We plan to fix these issues by June 2021. If you feel there are more issues to address, then please email (rdm-editors@elixir-europe.org).

This statement was prepared on 30 March 2021.