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It does not apply to other content or websites published on any of its subdomains. These websites and their content will have their own specific accessibility statement.

This website is managed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). It is designed to be used by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities.

You should be able to:

  • zoom the text up to 200% without issues
  • navigate most of the website using a keyboard
  • view the website using a modern screen reader and speech recognition software (on your computer or phone)

This website is designed to comply with the technical standard for websites and mobile apps, EN 301 549,  v.3.2.1. This closely follows level ‘AA’ of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with technical standard EN 301 549 v.3.2.1 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA. See ‘Non-accessible content’ for more details.

The website was last tested on 5 May 2023.

Preparation of this statement

This statement was prepared on 5 May 2023.

The statement is based on a basic check of a representative sample of web pages by an ECDC web editor.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the ECDC website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The ECDC website follows WCAG 2.1 AA standards as much as possible, and therefore should be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari browsers;
  • In combination with the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack.

Technical specifications

The accessibility of the ECDC 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:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Non-accessible content

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the ECDC portal, we are aware of some limitations, which we are working to fix. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you encounter an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for the ECDC websites:

  1. Many pages and document attachments are not written in plain English.
  2. The mobile menu is not accessible.
  3. There are issues navigating the menu for the European Vaccination Information Portal, ESCAIDE, and European Antibiotic Awareness Day websites with a keyboard.
  4. Some graphs, maps and charts are not accessible as they do not contain appropriate text alternatives, and convey information through colours.
  5. Some links are not correctly identified.