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Web accessibility policy

All the official websites of the EU institutions should follow international guidelines for accessible web content. This means that texts, images, forms, sounds, etc. should be accessible and understandable by as many people as possible without discrimination.

The "top-level" pages of Europa follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (version 2.0), level AA, issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of the web accessibility initiative.

The videos and documents in Word or PDF format used on some pages might not be optimised in terms of accessibility.

All new EUROPA pages and sub sites should meet the same accessibility standards. We are also working to bring as many lower-level pages as possible up to the same level.

For more information on what we are doing, see our own guidelines on producing accessible webpages