What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility means that websites and applications are accessible and usable  for everyone. The accessibility of the information and services offered is not obvious to everyone. Think of the visually impaired and blind, the elderly with impaired vision, but also people with limited hand function or limited reading skills.

Web accessibility is based on the following 4 principles:

  • Visible: Information and user interface components must be visible to users in a way that they can perceive.
  • Operable: User interface components and navigation must be operable.
  • Understandable: Information and operation of the user interface should be understandable.
  • Robust: Information must be robust enough to be reliably interpreted by a wide range of users.

Every government website is required to have an accessibility statement. This explains in detail and clearly to what extent the website meets the proposed standards and is regularly updated.

Accessibility statement sirris.be

This accessibility statement applies to sirris.be the general website of Agentschap Innoveren & Entrepreneurship.

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Do you find the font on the site too small to read easily? Then you can easily enlarge it via the built-in function of your browser.


We strive to offer all documents as accessible PDFs, except when it comes to templates that must be completed as an attachment to subsidy applications. If you still have trouble reading an electronic document, don't hesitate to contact us. Mail to webmaster@sirris.be with mention of the publication title. We will do our best to provide you with an accessible version of the publication and replace it on the website.

Sirris.be compliance status

This website partially complies with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 level AA((opens in new window)) because the criteria below have not yet been met.

Inaccessible content

Although during the construction of the website it was expressly required in the specifications that the website should be accessible, there are still a number of things that do not comply with the legal requirements. Sirris is aware of this and has appointed a service provider to resolve it as quickly as possible. All comments and suggestions are welcome, Mail them to webmaster@sirris.be.

sirris.be is being further tested for accessibility. These criteria are therefore further supplemented and updated as the tests progress.

The content below is not yet accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the administrative decree:

  • Not all videos are provided with subtitles, audio description or a transcript. We make great efforts to subtitle all videos shown on the website. Recorded webinars show the presentations. Contact us in case of problems.
  • Some lists or tables are not yet formatted correctly. This will be systematically reviewed with every page update that contains a table.
  • Some texts and some non-textual elements score below the minimum contrast ratio.
  • Content accessibility: Some accessibility imperfections (such as hard-to-read diagrams or external documents) may still exist.


Do you have problems and would you like help finding information or taking an action?

Do you have a question or comment about the accessibility of Sirris.be or about this accessibility statement? Then you can mail it to webmaster@sirris.be.