Accessibility Statement

What is website access?

Website access means that websites and applications can be accessed and used by everyone. This is important because access to information and services offered is not a given to everyone. For example, access is more difficult for the visually impaired and blind, the elderly with reduced vision, but also people with limited hand function or limited reading ability.

Website access relies on the following 4 principles:

  1. Observable: information and components of the user interface must be presented to users allowing them to observe the content.

  2. Controllable: users must be able to use the controls and components of the user interface and navigation.

  3. Understandable: information and operation of the user interface should be understandable.

  4. Robust: information must be sufficiently robust to be reliably interpreted by a wide range of users.

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

Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to, the general website of the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Increasing font size

Do you find the font on the site too small to read with ease? Then you can easily enlarge it using your browser's built-in magnifier feature.


We aim to provide all documents as accessible PDFs, except for templates that are required to be completed as attachments to grant applications. If you still have problems reading an electronic document, don't hesitate to contact us. You can mail to with reference to the publication title. We will do our best to provide you with an accessible version of the publication and replace it on the website.

Compliance status

This website partially complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 niveau AA because the criteria below are not yet met.

Non-accessible content

Although the specifications explicitly required the website to be accessible when it was built, there are still a number of issues that do not appear to comply with legal requirements. VLAIO is aware of the issues, and has assigned a service provider to resolve these as quickly as possible. All comments and suggestions regarding such issues are welcome. Send an email to 

will be further tested for accessibility. Accordingly, these criteria will continue to be supplemented and updated as testing progresses.

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

Non-compliance with the Administrative Decree:

  • Some images do not yet have a correct alternative description. Re-testing is done on a regular basis to provide such descriptions.
  • Not all videos have subtitles, audio description or a transcript yet. We make great efforts to subtitle all videos shown on the website. The presentations are part of recorded webinars. Please contact us if you have any problems with such issues.
  • Some lists or tables are not yet formatted correctly. With each update of any page that contains a table, this will be systematically reviewed.
  • Some text and some non-text elements score below the minimum contrast ratio.
  • Some elements do not yet have aria labels or double IDs. This issue will be resolved in a future update.
  • Some anchor elements refer to non-existent content. This will be resolved in the next update.


Are you experiencing problems? Do you want help finding information or taking action? Do you have a question or remark about the accessibility of or about this accessibility statement? Then please feel free to send an email to