Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to the official website for Maltese legislation and was last updated on 19th July 2019.

Compliance status

Legislation Malta is committed to making its online services accessible to all. We have a national and global user base and are dedicated to continuously improving accessibility of our servies with a focus on the anti-discrimination requirements of the Equal Opprtunites Act (Persons with Disability) of 2000 (EOA).

Compliance Process

The Legislation Malta website is designed to work with the most recent two versions of Firefox and Chrome browsers. For instructions on how to use the FITA website, please visit our FAQ pages.

As part of this effort, Legislation Malta adheres to accessibility standard EN310549 and WCAG2.0 guidelines. Our online resources and products are evaluated both manually and programmatically for conformance to WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines. The Legislation Malta website in particular is designed to work well and be accessible when being accessed with suitably updated hardware and software products.

Further recognizing that adherence to standards and guidelines, cannot on its own ensure that a product is accessible, Legislation Malta also carries out usability evaluations in collaboration with persons with disability, so as to gather necessary feedback. We also strive to implement accessibility for information channels that are provided via third party platforms wherever possible.

Accessibility Measures

The Legislation Malta website does not make use of font, magnification and colour modification widgets. This is because we believe that this functionality is already intergrated in most web browsers or is available via different add-ons and plugins which different users are free to customise to their needs. As a result these arbitrary user customisations are available for most websites, not only that of the Foundation. In order to allow for this level of customisation, we seek to maximise compatability with these user modifications.

As part of and in addition to the above mentioned guidelines, the Legislation Malta website implements the following accessibility features:

Maintain a consistent HTML Heading hierarchy and information layout across different web pages.

Maximise colour contrast for text where applicable.

Multilingual functionality

Inaccessible Content

Legislation Malta is not aware of specific inaccessible content or accessibility issues on its website. If you identify such content, kindly let us know via the contact form.

Feedback and Contact Details

For instances where accessibility is lacking, Legislation Malta’s goal is to create an Accessibility Remediation Roadmap (ARR). The ARR describes the steps needed to help identify an accessibility issue and bring the product into compliance with the EOA, including the anticipated schedule for completion of this goal. To initiate an Accessibility Remediation process please contact Legislation Malta at the phone number or email address shown below.

Inevitably, we won’t always get it right, the more services and resources we place online, the more likely it may be to miss some problems, but we are committed to addressing any access issues promptly. And that is where we would like your help. If you experience any difficulties in accessing our website, or have trouble using any aspect of the website, we would like you to let us know.