In accordance with the i2010 strategy aiming to promote a global European information strategy, the Luxembourg government pursues the objective of making the State’s internet presence correspond to Priority level AA of the WCAG 2.0.
The basic framework (standard template) of the Renow referential,on which this site is based, corresponds to Priority level AA of the WCAG 2.0.
The entire site corresponds to Priority level AA. However, the correspondence of certain pages cannot be guaranteed, since these are excluded from quality controls for technical reasons. The list of pages excluded from the quality control can be found at the end of this declaration.
The accessibility of a site is, however, not a fixed state that can be considered as achieved once and for all: each publication of new contents and services enriching the site present potential risks that are constantly regenerated.
Regular accessibility controls are thus carried out for the site. The measures put in place are the following:
Due to the unique characteristics of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its linguistic diversity, it is currently very difficult to adhere to the criteria of notification of language change, but we are making efforts to conform to it on a daily basis. We are constantly striving to improve the level of accessibility of this site. Contact the Renow team for any comments or suggestions about accessibiliy.
According to Tim Berners-Lee, director of W3C and inventor of the World Wide Web, accessibility means to “ensure that the web is available and accessible to everyone, regardless of their hardware, software, network infrastructure, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability”.
W3C, through WAI, has developed the recommendations WCAG 2.0. which define criteria and practical solutions to achieve the advocated accessibility level.
The WCAG 2.0 are made up of 12 rules organised according to 4 fundamental principles:
These 12 rules are broken down into 61 checkpoints on 3 levels of priority:
Respecting other technical norms issued by W3C fosters the striving for accessibility and provides other advantages in terms of interoperability and sustainability. This is why:
The use of certain CSS 3 properties could make style sheets unadapted to the specification of CSS 2 (the properties are shown as unknown but not erroneous). The compatibility with the most used web navigators is still maintained.
No specific pages have been excluded from the quality control due to the technologies used.
However, the accessibility of the vocal synthesis on all pages of the site as well as on the calendar offered on the Agenda page cannot be guaranteed.