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.
- JAWS with IE
- NVDA with Firefox, Chrome
- VoiceOver with Safari
- VoiceOver for IOS
- TalkBack for Android
World Bank assessed the accessibility of worldbank.org by the following approaches:
- WCAG 2.1 AA, ATAG
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This statement was prepared on July 20, 2020. It will be updated on a semi-annual basis.
Last updated: July 2020
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.
- Through the World Bank's Policy on Access to Information, the public has access to more information than ever before—information about projects under preparation, projects under implementation, analytic and advisory activities, and Board proceedings. For more information and to submit public access requests, visit www.worldbank.org/en/access-to-information.
- Through the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and Human Capital Project (HCP), the social inclusion of people with disabilities permeates World Bank projects.
- At least 1 billion people live with some form of a disability. This number is likely to increase since the prevalence of disability is affected by natural disasters, forced displacement, and fragile, conflict, and violent contexts. The World Bank’s fund for the poorest, the International Development Association (IDA), helps expand equitable opportunities for people with disabilities. Learn more about IDA.