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Accessibility Policy
This accessibility statement applies to the Europeana website​, to and to the content displayed on these URLs.
These websites are run by non-profit organisation Europeana Foundation who is responsible for its user experience, accessibility, and editorial content. The collection of cultural heritage items that can be searched and browsed in is shared with us, Europeana Foundation, by over 2000 European cultural institutions with the aim to increase the visibility of their collections.
Development​, launched March 2020, is developed using Contentful, a software as a service (SaaS) content management system (CMS) provider that allows us to combine editorially controlled pages with our EDM modelled cultural heritage objects. For the front end, the application depends on CSS and enabled JavaScript. It uses the Vue.js/Nuxt JavaScript framework. The code can be found on Github. uses BOLT CMS, an OpenSource content management system with a community of developers supporting it, and is developed, maintained and owned by TWO KINGS.
The content of the websites has been designed to be universally accessible by users across as many devices as possible, and is developed to meet the accessibility standards outlined in this statement.
We support the latest versions of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge.
Compliance with accessibility standards
We continuously work on identifying and improving the accessibility issues on the website. Our websites are partially compliant with WCAG 2.1 conformance level AA, due to the non-compliances and exceptions listed below:
There may be accessibility issues on the site that we are unaware of. If you have feedback you would like to share with us, please email​.
Our commitment
Europeana Foundation is committed to making the website and content increasingly accessible. We target a AA level for accessibility. For that purpose, we appointed an internal web accessibility committee and initiated training in web accessibility for our staff.
How we test our websites
The Europeana website is under active development and is tested on an ongoing basis using the following tools:
A better experience of our websites
There are a number of customisation options for your browser and device that could help you use the archives and other websites more effectively. For example, your browser will have some accessibility features.
Explore Google Chrome accessibility features Explore Firefox accessibility features Explore Microsoft Edge accessibility features. Explore third-party accessibility extensions for Google Chrome.
About this statement
This statement was prepared on 13 January 2021. The statement was last reviewed on 3 May 2021.
We welcome your comments
If you have a suggestion on how to improve accessibility, please email​.
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