Digital accessibility

Utrecht University wants everyone to be able to use all the information on our website successfully. That is why we are paying attention to user-friendliness, accessibility and searchability.

The Temporary Decree on Digital Accessibility by the Government stipulates that government websites must meet accessibility requirements as laid down in EN 301 549/WCAG 2.1 and must be responsible for this in a published accessibility statement.

Accessibility statement has taken the first measures to meet accessibility requirements. In our Accessibility Statement, we explain which points we are not yet fully compliant with and the timeframe in which we expect to solve the bottlenecks.

Substantiation of the accessibility declaration

In December 2020, an investigation will be carried out by an independent testing agency for the website. The findings will be included in a research report to be published.

How are we working on accessibility?

Utrecht University wants everyone to be able to use all the information on the website. That is why we are focusing on user-friendliness, accessibility and searchability. In addition, we are continuously improving accessibility through various measures within our (daily) processes:

  1. Testing before publication: our editorial staff checks all texts and other components for accessibility.
  2. Technology: our IT department checks for digital accessibility. We then tackle the problems found.
  3. Employee training: some of the editors have followed training courses on accessibility. In addition, manuals are available on the accessibility of PDF files, text alternatives and audio subtitling.
  4. Research: outside experts check our website. We then tackle the problems found.

Overview of accessibility statements Utrecht University

Accessibility statements from websites other than, which are also the responsibility of Utrecht University, can be viewed in the register of accessibility statements.

Reporting accessibility problems

Are you encountering an accessibility problem? Or do you have a question or remark about accessibility? Then please contact us via