Accessibility

We want everyone to be able to access the Coronavirus Dashboard in any browser, whether on their phone, tablet or computer. The information on the website is often complex, and so we’re working hard to present it – in Dutch and in English – in a way that is understandable for everyone. If you come across a page that is not accessible, you can report it to us.

What is an accessible website?

An accessible website is one that is easy to use for everyone. Under the Digital Accessibility of Government (Temporary Provisions) Decree, government websites must meet the requirements set out in EN 301 549/WCAG 2.1. These are guidelines aimed at ensuring websites are accessible for people with disabilities. The Dashboard coronavirus has requested an accessibility study, which has resulted in a report. In this report you can read what the dashboard does and does not comply with when it comes to accessibility. An accessibility statement of the dashboard will soon be available on this page.

What are we doing to improve the Coronavirus Dashboard’s accessibility?

We take various measures to ensure accessibility, including:

  • Accessibility by design: we take accessibility into consideration at every step as we design, construct and create content for the website.
  • Evaluation: independent experts regularly evaluate how accessible various parts of the website are in terms of user-friendliness and content. When problems are found, we resolve them.
  • User feedback: we regularly ask users about their experiences and use this information as a basis for improving the website.
  • Knowledgeable staff: our staff continue to expand and apply their knowledge on accessibility.