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This statement applies to content published on the domain: European Union Visitors Programme

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 EUVP team. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities.

You should be able to:

  • zoom up to 200% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of 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 12 December 2023.

Preparation of this statement

This statement was reviewed on 15 November 2023.

The statement is based on a review of a representative sample of web pages by the content editor, using a combination of manual and automated testing.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the European Union Visitors Programme website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

We try to respond to feedback within 15 business days from the date of receipt of the enquiry by the responsible Commission department.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The European Union Visitors Programme website is designed to be compatible with the following most used assistive technologies:

  • the latest version of Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers;
  •  in combination with the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack.


Technical specifications

The accessibility of the ‘European Union Visitors Programme’ 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 European Union Visitors Programmewebsite, 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 European Union Visitors Programme’ website:

1. Alt Tags: Most images do not have alt text descriptions. We plan to fix this issue over the course of 2024.

2. Video captions: Some of our videos do not have captions. We are continuously working on adding them to more videos.​ 

3. Video player – keyboard accessibility: We are aware of some issues with the keyboard accessibility of our video player (when selecting the caption language from the menu, it is not possible to use the arrow keys to move between languages, this can only be done with the TAB key).  

4. Video subtitles: most of videos do not have an audio description or a text alternative for blind people. We plan to fix this issue over the course of 2024.

5. Heading Hierarchy: Many heading elements are not used consistently. We plan to fix this issue over the course of 2024.

6. Audio description: Some videos do not have an audio description or a text alternative for blind people.