Digital Accessibility

We are continually working to improve the accessibility of our website, and to develop our skills in relevant standards and techniques with the help of hired, external experts.

In the fall of 2020, The Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York started a process of reviewing and adjusting the DutchCultureUSA website according to current Digital Access Guidelines. This process is ongoing, and we are continuously reviewing this website.

In previous years, the following steps were taken:

Step 1

On November 11, 2020, DutchCultureUSA received research results from an independent company that checked this website according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines / WCAG 2.1 AA. Follow this link for a full report with the research results of November 20, 2020 (in Dutch language only).

Step 2

On November 30, 2020, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York hired a design firm and a web design firm to implement the necessary changes according to the research results in step 1 (see above). These changes were implemented by June 15, 2021, and led to an accessibility status of B – Conforms partially, according to Dutch accessibility requirements (“toegankelijkheidseisen”).

Step 3

On May 17, 2024, the status changed to C – First measures taken, as the report on the accessibility and compliance of DutchCultureUSA had become outdated. A new review has been set in motion, and the aim is to implement the following efforts in the coming months:

  • Finalize a new check of DutchCultureUSA website according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines / WCAG (July 1, 2024)
  • Implement first improvements to the DutchCultureUSA website (October 1, 2024)
  • Implement additional improvements / reach B-status (March 31, 2025)
  • Reach A-status (December 31, 2025)

Follow this link to read the current Accessibility Statement in the Dutch Register of Accessibility Statements (in Dutch language only).

Status toegankelijkheidslabel van DutchCultureUSA. Volg de link voor de volledige toegankelijkheidsverklaring.