Everyone must be able to work with the City of Leeuwarden, also online. That is why we keep our online information searchable, easy to use and accessible. Government websites must meet the accessibility requirements WCAG 2.1 at level AA. This is stated in the ‘Temporary decision on online government access’. This page explains the level at which we meet this requirement.
Inclusion of Agenda Leeuwarden
We as a local authority have been working on issues and campaigns from the Inclusie Agenda gemeente Leeuwarden 2020-2022. The campaigns were devised together with experience experts and organisations at a meeting on 12 September 2019.
Research shows that our website does not yet meet all the requirements of the ‘Temporary Decree on Online Government Access’. We are working to improve the following subjects:
Not all documents are available online. That includes application forms for other documents. In 2023, we are looking into what needs to be done to make these documents accessible online. Staff will also be trained to post new documents in digital form on the website in 2023.
Not all videos can be accessed online. In 2023, we are looking into what needs to be done to make these videos accessible online. Staff will also be trained to post new documents in digital form on the website in 2023.
We try to ensure that new forms comply with accessibility requirements.
Other websites and apps
We aim to improve, replace or discontinue other websites and Apps we are responsible for.
English-language texts on Dutch-language pages are not yet marked as English. The entire website is being translated into English in 2023. After that, there will no longer be any English text on the Dutch pages.
We are also doing other things to improve our accessibility.
- Accessibility requirements will become part of our procurement policy. That means they will be included in all public tenders.
- The editors of our website provide texts that can be accessed online.
- Some texts on the website are tested together with experience experts.
- A company specialising in digital accessibility performs regular spot checks on whether our website is still compliant.
- Our staff are also trained how to handle digitally accessible texts. From 2023 onwards, these training courses will be extended to the other requirements.
Our new website was launched in October 2022. It has been tested by users, including people with a visual or mental disability.
The results have been used to improve our website.
Accessibility statement for other websites of the City of Leeuwarden
You will shortly find these statements on the Logius website.
Reporting access problems
Do you experience access problems or do you have any questions or comments? Please notify us.
These need not be problems, questions or comments about online access. You can also notify us about problems with access to a building, room or facility.