To make sure our platforms are compliant with the international accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1 AA), a demo platform was reviewed by AnySurfer, an agency specialized in web accessibility. This demo platform uses the same source code and has the same functionalities as your platform. Visit your platform’s accessibility statement (accessible via the footer of the platform) for more information.

What does this mean in practice?

  • The platform is fully keyboard navigable. This is important for people with a motor impairment for whom navigating with a mouse is difficult or impossible.

  • Users with sight problems can use screen reader software to assist them with usage of the platform.

  • In the text field in the back-end of projects, you can add alt-text to images to make sure screen readers can read information about the images. Adding alt-text to all other images is in development.

    In addition, we work with strong colour contrasts for the fixed colors to make distinctive parts of the platform as well as text easy to read and see. For the customisable colours, we offer municipalities the possibility to choose colours that match their own branding. However, if these colors don't provide a strong color contrast with the platform's background colors, admins will receive a warning.


Do you have any questions or need help? Don't hesitate to send a message to support@citizenlab.co!

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