Accessibility statement

Last updated on 20-11-2023 by Marinka Vangenck

Sciensano undertakes to make this website accessible, in accordance with the law of 19 July 2018 transposing the European directive (EU) 2016/2102 on the accessibility of public authorities’ websites and mobile applications.

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Level of compliance with the accessibility standard

Our website does not meet all the accessibility requirements as described in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level AA. Non-compliances are listed below.

Preparation of this statement

An external accessibility audit was conducted. This audit was a simplified analysis. The simplified audit report can be consulted at: (available in Dutch, French and German).

Non-accessible content

A number of accessibility issues were identified regarding layout, navigation, colour contrasts, documents and page layout, for example:

  • A number of decorative images are not correctly marked as decorative.
  • Not all links have a link title describing the purpose of the link for anchor elements.
  • There is no link at the top of each web page leading to the main part of the content.
  • Some headings are used incorrectly.
  • Colour contrast is insufficient in some places.

More details can be found in the report indicated above.

Proposed alternatives

If you require information that is not currently accessible on our website, please contact us using the contact details below or our contact form. We will try, if possible, to provide you with the information in an accessible way. For items that are not accessible, we do not always have an alternative.

Contact details

If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of our website, please contact:

Rue Juliette Wytsman 14, 1050 Brussels
+32 (0)2 642 50 01

If you do not receive an answer or if you are not satisfied with the answer, you can contact the federal Ombudsman:

Rue de Louvain 48 box 6, 1000 Brussels
Website of the federal Ombudsman

Improvement plan

Adjustments will be made to remedy the problems identified. The technical remarks from the audit report will be incorporated as far as possible during the ongoing development of the new website. However, not everything will be solved immediately. Afterwards, a new accessibility audit will be carried out.

This accessibility statement was drawn up on 17 October 2023 and last revised on 17 October 2023.

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