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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 Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. 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 26 October 2023.


Preparation of this statement

This statement was prepared on 26 October 2023.

The method used to prepare the statement (see Article 3(1) of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1523 (2)) is an assessment carried out by the public sector body.



We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the ESCO website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

  • E-mail:
  • Contact form:

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 ESCO website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari browsers with assistive technologies on MacOS v15.0+;
  • the latest version Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers with assistive technologies on Windows 10+ tested with Narrator.


Technical specifications

The accessibility of the ESCO 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
  • CSS
  • JavaScript


Non-accessible content

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the ESCO website, we are aware of some limitations, which we are working to fix. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you encounter an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for the ESCO website:

  1. Some pages and document attachments are not written in plain English.
  2. Some pages have poor colour contrast.
  3. Some documents are in PDF format and are not accessible.
  4. Navigation menu accessibility: Some content has not been properly coded for the best experience with a screen reader. We plan to fix this issue by December 2023.
  5. Feedback form – error messages: Error messages in the feedback form are not associated with the field in which the error was detected and do not clearly indicate in which field the error was detected. We plan to fix this issue by December 2023.
  6. Video captions: Some of our videos do not have captions. We are continuously working on adding them to more videos.
  7. Video player – keyboard accessibility: We are aware of some issues with the keyboard accessibility of our video player (when selecting the caption language from the menu, it is not possible to use the arrow keys to move between languages, this can only be done with the TAB key).