This accessibility statement applies to the following websites:
1. Compliance status
These websites partially comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 level AA because certain criteria have not yet been met.
All website pages are continuously screened against the WCAG 2.1 guidelines with technology from the platform SiteImprove. Currently we achieve an average score of around 70%. Through consultation with experts we also pick up what cannot be determined with automatic screening. For new developments we only use WCAG 2.1-compliant components and patterns offered by our application partners.
2. Non-accessible content
Non-compliance with the administrative decree
The following content is not yet accessible for the following reasons.
Info and relations (1.3.1)
Semantic formatting through headings (<h1>)
When related pages, news items, events and other similar content types are displayed as a list on another page, currently an H1 tag is always used to display the title. We aim to implement a correct cascading of headings, in line with their semantic value, in the coming months.
Regions and landmarks
When articles or other elements are displayed as a list below one another, the naming of the individual list item is not yet correctly translated into semantic attributes. This is also the case when multiple collections are displayed underneath each other (e.g. a block with calendar items, followed by a block with news). In the coming months we will try to ensure that landmarks can be uniquely identified.
The side menu contains a number of navigation elements that need to be identified even more specifically. We are currently analyzing this issue further and may switch to a different, simpler navigation structure that is more in line with the order of the components in the source code for new developments.
Emphasized or special text
We currently block the use of purely visual, non-semantic markup tags. We choose not to retroactively modify past pages at this time (see disproportionate burden section).
Meaningful order (1.3.2).
We are currently working on a solution to improve the way one can navigate the site via keyboard and aim to publish it in the first or second quarter of 2021.
Purpose of link (2.4.4).
Some pages have links with the same text present, either caused by tags repeated in the filter panel or multiple references to social media. We are trying to eliminate both of these issues in the coming months.
Color Contrast (1.4.3).
In certain places, the color contract is insufficient, including on pages with a filter panel and in certain tables of specifications. This is currently being fixed.
The Province has a number of powers within which it publishes PDF files of spatial plans on its website. These documents cannot be made accessible. For this you can best contact the service mentioned on the page. For PDF files with decisions or other policy information we will, in the context of open data and WCAG, switch to semantically correct HTML pages.
When relevant, the province sometimes shows webinars as videos on its websites. Because these are often very long and subtitling them is a disproportionate burden, in most cases these are not subtitled by default. If you would like to have a subtitled version, you can always request it by using the contact details on that page, or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then send you the subtitled version as soon as possible.
The province has insight into which pages are no longer frequently visited through automatic monitoring and chooses in certain cases - if it concerns a problem with the content of the text - not to make any retroactive adjustments to the content.
3. Drafting of this accessibility statement
This accessibility statement was prepared and last revised on 22/09/2020.
4. Feedback and contact details
If you have any questions or comments about the accessibility of the aforementioned websites or about this accessibility statement, please contact the communications department by e-mail to email@example.com.
5. Enforcement procedure
If you are not satisfied with the response of the Communications Service, it is possible to file a complaint with the County Clerk's Office.