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Accessibility Statement


This statement applies to content of the European Website on Integration (EWSI), available on the following domain:

This website is owned by the European Commission (EC)’s Directorate-General Home Affairs and Migration and is managed by the Migration Policy Group (MPG) which is
charge of the website's day-to-day content maintenance. The website is designed to be used by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities.

The website should allow users to:

  • zoom up to 500%
  • navigate most pages of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using a modern screen reader and speech recognition software on your computer or phone

This website is meant to comply with the technical standard for websites and mobile apps, EN 301 549 v.3.2.1, and closely follows level ‘AA’ of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1.

Compliance status

The European Website on Integration is partially compliant with technical standard EN 301 549 v.3.2.1 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA. See ‘Non-accessible content’ for more details. The website was last tested on 28 December 2023.

Accessibility statement date

This statement was prepared on 28 December 2023.

The statement is based on a review of a representative sample of web pages by an IAAP-qualified accessibility expert, using a combination of manual and automated testing.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the European Website on Integration via our contact form.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The European Website on Integration is designed to be compatible with the following most common assistive technologies:

  • the latest version of Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers
  • in combination with the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack

Technical specifications

The accessibility of the European Website on Integration relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Non-accessible content

Despite our best efforts to ensure the accessibility of the European Website on Integration website, we are aware of some limitations, which we are working to fix. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you encounter an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for the Immigration Portal website:

  1. Navigation menu accessibility: Some content has not been properly coded for the best experience with a screen reader.
  2. Interactive maps: Interactive maps are not accessible to people with a vision impairment or users who rely on keyboard navigation.
  3. Graphs and charts – use of colour: Some graphs and charts on the website rely on colour alone to communicate information, which is confusing for people with colour vision deficiency. In charts where labels are not visually associated with the corresponding coloured section, clicking on the labels in the legends toggles the corresponding line, bar or section on or off, which allows users to check which label belongs to which part of the chart.
  4. Alternative (Alt) Text: Some images uploaded to website pages do not have alternative text descriptions. We plan to fix this issue through 2024.
  5. Video captions: Some of our videos do not have captions. We are continuously working on adding them, where the videos are created by the European Website on Integration or allow for the automatic generation of subtitles.
  6. Video player – keyboard accessibility: We are aware of some issues with the keyboard accessibility of our video player (when selecting the caption language from the menu, it is not possible to use the arrow keys to move between languages, this can only be done with the TAB key).
  7. Heading Hierarchy: Some pages do not present content in a hierarchical heading organization.
  8. Sliding captcha: We are aware of the issues with the keyboard focus of the slider.  It is important to note that the sliding captcha is not accessible to deaf-blind users.
  9. PDF and other document files: Many files created by third parties and uploaded to the website many not be accessible.


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