Accessibility in the Federal Administration

Information and services that are available digitally make it easier for people with disabilities to communicate with public sector bodies. This enables social involvement and political participation for all.

The Federal Administration strives to make web content and mobile applications accessible. The eCH-0059 Accessibility Standard Version 3 requires compliance with the criteria of WCAG 2.1 at conformance level AA.

Overarching provisions

Accessibility provisions are set out in the following ordinances:

  • Article 8 paragraph 2 of the Federal Constitution states that no person may be discriminated against because of a physical, mental or psychological disability.
  • The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requires measures to be taken to prevent, reduce or eliminate discrimination.
  • The Ordinance on the Elimination of Discrimination against People with Disabilities (EPDO) contains provisions on the requirements to accommodate people with disabilities when designing federal services.
  • Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) explains the guarantee of equal access to information and services for the public.

Accessibility statement

This website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1, level AA. We are constantly working to improve accessibility.


  • The accessibility statement was created on 5 July 2023.
  • The accessibility statement was last reviewed on 8 February 2024.


If you have encountered a problem regarding accessibility, you can contact us.

Application operator

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
Einsteinstrasse 2
3003 Bern

Contact possibility

Email: poc[at]

Accessibility links


eCH-0059 Accessibility Standard Version 3 (in French and German)

Ordinance on the Elimination of Discrimination against People with Disabilities (EPDO)

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

Article 8 of the Federal Constitution, Equality before the law

Rights for people with disabilities in accessible formats

Federal Bureau for the Equality of People with Disabilities FBED

E-Accessibility Office

Guidance and factsheets for accessible digital communication