Accessibility statement, dated 23-11-2021
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport wants everybody to be able to use this website, which is being updated all the time. However, if you encounter a page which you find inaccessible we ask you to please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find detailed information about the website’s accessibility in our accessibility statement (Dutch).
What is an accessible website?
An accessible website is more usable for all groups it is aimed at. This is why government websites must meet functional, technical and editorial accessibility requirements (previously known as webrichtlijnen, ‘web guidelines’).
The CoronaCheck app follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 on level AA as set out in the European standard EN 301 549. If this European standard is updated with specific guidelines for mobile applications, we will follow them.
Guarantee of Accessibility
We guarantee good accessibility by various measures in our daily processes:
- From day one accessibility has been kept in mind during the design, implementation and editorial stages of this website.
- The website has been validated using an automated accessibility tool, and any problems it turned up have been resolved.
- Two experts were involved to verify accessibility, neither of whom were part of the building team.
- A formal audit has been done to ensure WCAG-EM standards are met. This involved an examination of functional and technical features as well as editorial aspects. Our team are working hard to resolve any issues identified by the audit (see below).
- The audit was completed in September 2021.
- Expert knowledge of accessibility will be kept up to standard and applied when needed by our staff.
Parts of the site to be improved
We are working on the following issues:
- The pdf that is issued when a certificate on paper is made is not yet fully accessible.
- The PDFs on the page Research: how do we know CoronaCheck works? are not fully accessible. Figures and numbers in these PDFs will be reported on an accessible HTML page instead of the PDFs.
- See our accessibility statement (Dutch) for the latest information on accessibility issues.