European Maritime Day website
This statement applies to content published on the domain: https://maritime-day.ec.europa.eu/index_en
This website is managed by Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities.
You should be able to:
- zoom up to 200% without problems
- navigate most 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)]
Preparation of this statement
This statement was prepared on 15 January 2024.
The statement is based on a review of a representative sample of web pages using a combination of manual and automated testing.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the https://maritime-day.ec.europa.eu/index_en website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:
- Contact form: Write to us (please refrain from providing sensitive information in the form, e.g. any information that would reveal personal financial information, information related to your health, or any other sensitive topic).
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
The European Maritime Day website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies
- the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Brave browsers
- in combination with the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack
The accessibility of the European Maritime Day website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
- Navigation menu accessibility: Some content has not been properly coded for the best experience with a screen reader. We plan to fix this issue by March 2024.
- Interactive maps: Interactive maps are not accessible to people with a vision impairment or users who rely on keyboard navigation. We plan to fix this issue by March 2024.
- Feedback form – error messages: Error messages in the feedback form are not associated with the field in which the error was detected and do not clearly indicate in which field the error was detected. We plan to fix this issue over the course of 2024.
- 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. We plan to fix this issue over the course of 2024.
- Video captions: Some of our videos do not have captions. We are continuously working on adding them to more videos.
- 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).
- Heading Hierarchy - Some pages do not present content in an hierarchical heading organisation. We plan to fix this by March 2024.