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 https://www.europeana.eu is shared with us, Europeana Foundation, by over 2000 European cultural institutions with the aim to increase the visibility of their collections.
https://pro.europeana.eu 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:
Media resources, like images, videos or PDFs, related to items might not be accessible. (WCAG 2.1: 1.1.1, 1.2.1-1.2.5)
Since the data on https://www.europeana.eu is shared with us by the data providers as explained above we take an advisory role here. We share knowledge, produce case studies and participate in projects with our data partners aiming to improve the accessibility of the media resources.
There are currently no announcements to let a screen reader user know that a search is in progress, search results have been loaded, or a search failed. (WCAG 2.1: 4.1.3). We are aware of this limitation and will resolve this issue in the coming months.
The so-called Masonry layout on search results pages and galleries might not be accessible. (WCAG 2.1: 2.4.3). We are aware of this limitation and will resolve this issue in the coming months.
There is no back button on item pages. We are aware of this limitation and will resolve this issue in the coming months.
Media resources, like images, videos or PDFs, related to items might not be accessible.
The social share buttons which use AddThis have an insufficient contrast ratio.
The element’s background colour on some images can not be determined due to background images
The main conference image isn’t readable by a screen-reader.
There are some issues with the website's responsiveness and behaviour on mobile devices
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 email@example.com.
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:
We periodically run accessibility testing on the most commonly visited sections of https://pro.europeana.eu using the Lighthouse and Axe accessibility tools.
Newly developed features are tested against Lighthouse's accessibility tool.
For colour, we use the colour contrast analyzer to ensure WCAG 2.0 level AA's required contrast ratios
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.
Europeana is an initiative of the European Union, financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility and European Union Member States. The Europeana services, including this website, are operated by a consortium led by the Europeana Foundation under a service contract with the European Commission.
The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information and accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this website. Neither the European Commission, nor any person acting on the European Commission’s behalf, is responsible or liable for the accuracy or use of the information on this website.