Accessibility

Accessibiliy declaration

The organisation "Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche du Luxembourg" is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the law of 28th May 2019 on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies. This accessibility statement applies to: https://cedies.public.lu/

What is digital accessibility?

Everyone should be able to easily use and consult the information on a website or an app, in particular people with disabilities and/or using assistive software or specialised equipment (blind, partially sighted or otherwise disabled people).

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the European Standard EN 301 549 and the RGAA version 4. The reasons for this non-compliance are listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

Non-compliance with RGAA 4

We are committed to correct these issues as soon as possible.

  • Some text or icons, links and input fields are not sufficiently contrasted.
  • The pages with the search results cannot be differentiated from each other by their title in the browser tab, however, the search criteria are repeated at the top of each page.
  • The keyboard focus is not visible on some interface components.
  • Some landmarks need to be improved or added to facilitate access through assistive technologies (for example: search field labels, the identification of pagination areas)
  • On some pages, the hierarchical order of the titles is not appropriate;
  • Language changes are not indicated for certain English, German or Luxembourgish terms.
  • Some errors in the validity of HTML code can disrupt assistive technologies.

Disproportionate burden

  • The office documents available on this website may not comply with the EN 301 549 V2.1.2 standard. We will endeavour to provide you with information on request in order to obtain an accessible alternative.
  • The links given in the sub-menus cannot be reached using the keyboard via the browser bar. Access to the information pages in this sub-menu can nevertheless be reached from the browser bar, and from the page footer.
  • Some interface components have shortcomings when it comes to handling by assistive technologies:
    • on mobile phones, the button to open the menu and the filters;
    • the handling of the carousel. The information items on the carousel can be consulted with no accessibility issues on the footer;
    Nevertheless, this should not prevent access to the information. In addition, these components will be reviewed in a future version to improve the user experience and be fully compatible with accessibility.
  • Especially older editorial content may contain non-conformities:
    • lists and badly formatted headings.
    • non-relevant link titles and image alternatives,
    • unidentified language switchers
    Nevertheless, this should not prevent access to the information. Retrieving and checking all the pages of the website would represent a workload disproportionate to the expected gain. Particular attention will be paid to this when creating new editorial content.

Content is outside of the scope of the law of 28 May 2019

  • Downloadable documents provided by third parties are not under our control.
  • All videos published on the website prior to 23 September 2020.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 25 February 2021. The statements contained in this declaration are accurate and based on an effective conformity assessment of this website with the requirements defined in RGAA 4, such as a self-assessment conducted by "Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche du Luxembourg".

Control procedure

Websites created under the Renow standardisation reference system are developed within a generic and centralised framework and architecture in accordance with project management processes and the Renow checklist. To guarantee neutrality, we regularly call on accessibility experts to check the compliance of sites or new features.

Each site is evaluated at several stages:

  1. During the design of the content structure.
  2. During the creation of graphic and functional models.
  3. Immediately prior to going live.

Once the site is online, checks are carried out as follows:

  • the editors check access to all new content before it is published.
  • each new functionality of the site is evaluated before it is published.

During evaluations, the site is tested with the most common screen readers, tablets, mobile phones and PCs. They are also tested with different web browsers (compatibility up to 2 versions below the current version).

Contributor competencies

The work procedures include the application of internet guidelines at the various stages of the site's development (writing, management, development).

Our employees have the knowledge and skills required to correctly apply the Internet guidelines.

Feedback and contact information

  • in written form through a document or via email;
  • orally in an interview or over the phone.

Enforcement procedure

In the event of an unsatisfactory response, you have the option of informing the Information and Press Service, which is in charge of the verification of accessibility, via its online contact form, as well as the Ombudsman, mediator of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.


This statement is based on the document template defined in the implementing decision (EU) 2018/1523. This template is © European Union, 1998-2020 and is available under the following license: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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