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  • You can also enlarge or reduce the text size using [Ctrl +] and [Ctrl -].

The central government pays a lot of attention to the aspects user-friendliness, accessibility, build quality and the ability to find online information. Everybody should find it easy to find, use and view government sites. The central government facilitates this by applying the 'Web Standards'.

World Wide Web Consortium W3C

The Web Standards are based on internationally recognised standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on the accessibility, build quality and sustainability of websites.

Web standards: comply or explain

Version 2 of the Web Standards is on the list of compulsory open standards of the Standardisation Forum. All of the open standards on this list are subject to the 'comply or explain' principle. Government organisations must comply with the use of the standards in this list ('comply'). If this is not possible (or entirely possible) for compelling reasons, this must be transparently accounted for ('explain').

All of the Web Standards (version 2) are also included in the Scope of Application. This document also serves as a manual for correct compliance with the standards.

Requirements are also set for the accountability of public authorities. These requirements are laid down in the Accountability Model.