Accessibility statement

This statement applies to content published on the domain:
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 the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy. 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 15/11/2023.
Preparation of this statement
This statement was reviewed on 21/12/2023.
The statement is based on a review by an automated tool called Axe Monitor.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Cohesion Open Data website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:
  • Phone: 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11
  • Contact form: Write to us (please refrain from providing sensitive information in the form, e.g. any information that would reveal personal financial information, information related to your health, or any other sensitive topic).
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 Cohesion Open Data 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 Cohesion Open Data 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
·      WAI-ARIA
·      CSS
·      JavaScript
Non-accessible content
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the Cohesion Open Data website, we are aware of some limitations, which we are working to improve. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you encounter an issue not listed below.
Known limitations of the Cohesion Open Data website:
  1. Data visualisations: Our data visualisations are not fully accessible for some users. On charts it can be difficult to differentiate the information due to their colour or their size. Some visualisations are complex and require further filtering to facilitate the access to the underlying information. Assistive tools interpretation of our charts needs to be improved.
  2. Videos: Embedded videos on this website do not have audio description.
  3. Contrast: the contrast level of some of the figures or texts over background can be low. The same concept is usually repeated as standard text.
  4. Images: some images lack alternative text description
  5. Frames: some frames lack accessible names
  6. Links: Some links do not have an accessible name
  7. Aria attributes: Some elements do not have the required ARIA attributes to improve accessibility