Accessibility wants this website to be accessible to everybody. If, despite this, you end up on a page that is not accessible, please let us know.

What is an accessible website?

An accessible website is easier to use for all target groups. That is why government websites must meet accessibility requirements as laid down in NEN 301 549/WCAG 2.1. This is stipulated in the decree on digital accessibility of the government (temporary measures), Tijdelijk besluit digitale toegankelijkheid overheid. Government websites must publish an accessibility statement in which they account for the accessibility requirements.

How we make our website accessible

We ensure the accessibility of our website by taking several measures as part of our day-to-day processes:

  • Accessibility by design: accessibility is included from the very start as part of our processes for website design, creation and content.
  • Inspection: independent experts regularly test all or parts of our website for accessibility. We also use software for functional and technical aspects as well as the site content. We fix any problems and ensure they do not reoccur.
  • Employee expertise: our employees keep their knowledge about accessibility up to date and apply it where necessary.

Parts where the website does not meet the requirements

  • The WCAG 2.1 accessibility requirements apply in full to the PDF files on aims to have all its PDF files comply with the WCAG 2.1 standard, but that is currently not yet the case.
  • does not adjust previously posted documents to meet the accessibility requirements, unless these documents are viewed frequently or unless they describe an action to be performed by the visitor.
  • Most videos on the website are not accessible. is working to provide subtitles for all videos and is investigating the possibilities of audio description.
  • Technical accessibility issues will currently remain unresolved while the Defence organisation awaits the completion of the rebuilding of a better accessible Platform Rijksoverheid Online. This is taking place under the responsibility of the Public Information and Communications Service of the Ministry of General Affairs.

The accessibility statement on states on which points the website does not meet the accessibility requirements.

Reporting accessibility problems

If you have any questions or comments, or if you are experiencing issues accessing a page, please contact