Welcome to the website of the European Agency for Special Needs and inclusive Education. We are an independent organisation with over 30 member countries throughout Europe. We work with the ministries of education in our member countries to ensure more inclusive education systems for all learners. For further information about the Agency and its work, please visit the About us section. We also offer Easy to Read information.
The Agency has the vision of becoming a role model of accessibility and inclusive practice. Providing a fully accessible experience of the Agency and all its activities is the main goal of the Agency’s accessibility policy.
Read more about this on the Accessibility Policy page.
We hope you find the information on this page useful. We see accessibility as an on-going process, so if there are ways we might improve the overall access, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Website accessibility’ in the subject line. We welcome your suggestions for improving our website’s accessibility.
Accessibility is a priority for the Agency. We aim to make our website accessible to all users. We do so by providing information in different formats for different user needs. For example, we offer an accessibility tool, which appears on the right-hand side of every page.
We want to give control to you, our website’s users, and let you decide how to use the website. Hopefully our website accessibility options make the information flexible, so you can adapt it to suit your needs.
We have taken various steps to ensure our website is accessible. These include:
- engaging a web development company to design our website in compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG);
- carrying out surveys of our website users and tailoring the website to their needs;
- external user testing with assistive technology users, with participants testing the site design and logic during development.
Our website complies with or exceeds the WCAG 2.0 standards and, where possible, complies with WCAG 2.1.
Our accessibility tool
You can change the way this website looks by clicking the accessibility tool on the right of the screen.
It allows you to change the font size and colour contrast. The tool buttons are as follows:
|Increase text – to increase the font size|
|Decrease text – to decrease the font size|
|Contrast – to change the colour contrast. There are several options to choose from.|
|Reset – to reset the font size and colour contrast back to default|
|Easy to Read – to access our Easy to Read section.|
|Accessibility help - to access the Accessibility page.|
We have publications available in different formats, including PDF, Word and EPUB3 (electronic book format). We aim to make our publications as accessible as possible. However, some of our earlier publications, which were created with older software, may not comply with all accessibility standards. If you find that any of our publications is not accessible or if you require information in another format, please email email@example.com and put ‘Publications accessibility’ in the subject line.
Our use of images
All content images on this website include an image caption and alternative text that describes what the image represents. Assistive technologies, such as screen readers, will detect and read this text.
Our website uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support CSS, the content of each page will still be readable.
Our website uses a breadcrumb trail on all pages. A breadcrumb trail is a navigation scheme that shows the location of the current page within the website’s structure. It shows the user where they are within the website and gives them a path back to where they started. It appears at the top left of the text and consists of text links separated by the ‘greater than’ (>) symbol.
For example, the screenshot below shows the breadcrumb trail on the ‘Data tables and background information’ webpage. It indicates that the user is currently on that webpage, which is within the ‘Data’ section of the website. In turn, the ‘Data’ section is within ‘Home’. The user can access ‘Data’ or ‘Home’ by clicking on the respective link.
Some sections of our website use filters to help you find what you’re looking for. This is the case for ‘Projects’, ‘News’ and ‘Publications’ (the latter is within ‘Resources’).
For example, you can filter ‘Publications’ by Theme, Type, Country, Language and Year. You can use just one or several of these categories. To do so, click on a category. A number of options will appear. Select the ones you are interested in (they will appear highlighted) and click ‘Apply’. Any materials tagged with those options will appear. Click ‘Reset’ to clear your selections.
Useful links for web accessibility
For more detailed guidance on how to increase accessibility on different devices, different platforms, different browsers and with different access settings, we recommend the following websites:
Web Accessibility Initiative
For information about accessibility options using a Windows PC, refer to Windows Accessibility features
For information about accessibility options using an Apple Mac, refer to Apple accessibility for Mac
iPhone or iPad
For information about accessibility options using an iPhone, refer to Apple accessibility for iOS