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Accessibility of worldbank.org for people with disabilities

The World Bank is committed to strengthening the accessibility of our website (worldbank.org) and its digital content for people with disabilities.

The following information is to outline the accessibility of worldbank.org for people with disabilities and using assistive technologies. We are continually working toward improving the user experience of worldbank.org for everyone and applying relevant international web accessibility standards.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology of worldbank.org

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. Currently, the World Bank’s worldbank.org domain is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA.

World Bank is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies based on user research done by WebAIM and analytics from worldbank.org user data.

Desktop

  • JAWS with IE
  • NVDA with Firefox, Chrome
  • VoiceOver with Safari

Mobile

  • VoiceOver for IOS
  • TalkBack for Android

World Bank assessed the accessibility of worldbank.org by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • WCAG 2.1 AA, ATAG

Technical specifications

Accessibility of worldbank.org relies on the following technologies to work with the respective combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Feedback and moving forward

We are deepening the accessibility of worldbank.org for people with disabilities based on an ongoing site development project. We’re working on improving worldbank.org page structure and templates to be more accessible to assistive technologies.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of worldbank.org. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on worldbank.org: webaccessibility@worldbank.org.

This statement is updated on a semi-annual basis.

Last updated: April 2021

Commitments to Access to Information and Disability Inclusion

The World Bank is committed as an organization to Access to Information and disability inclusion in our work.