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 DG Joint Research Centre (JRC). 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 30.11.2023. 

Preparation of this statement 

This statement was reviewed on 10.12.2023. 

The statement is based on a self-assessment done by the JRC, using a combination of manual and automated testing. 



We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers: 

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 ‘Smart Specialisation Platform’ website is designed to be compatible with the following most used assistive technologies: 

  • the latest version of Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Apple Safari browsers; 

  • in combination with the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack. 


Technical specifications 

The accessibility of the ‘Smart Specialisation Platform’ 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 ‘Smart Specialisation Platform’ website, we are aware of some limitations, which we are working to fix in a future release. Below is a description of known limitations. Please contact us if you encounter an issue not listed below. Known limitations for the ‘Smart Specialisation Platform’ website: 

  • Heading hierarchy: Some headings do not follow the correct heading hierarchy, which can cause problems for screen reader users.   

  • Missing image description: Some images on banners and content do not have image description.   

  • Iframe missing title   

  • Interactive maps: Interactive maps are not accessible to people with a vision impairment or users who rely on keyboard navigation.   

  • Video captions: Some of our videos do not have captions. We are continuously working on adding them to more videos. 

  • PDF: Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader users