A strong commitment


At Desoutter we strongly believe in diversity and inclusion. We, therefore, strive to provide all our visitors an equal experience on our websites, an experience that is both welcoming and accessible.

Our statement

We are actively working towards creating an accessibility culture within our design, content, and development community. Our objective is to provide a web experience that adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.1 Level AA. While we are at the start of this important journey and this is an ongoing process, we commit to creating inclusive content and design that address the various needs of our users.

How accessible is the website?

We have taken steps to enhance the readability of links on our website, and to improve keyboard navigation as well.

While we acknowledge that certain areas of our website are not fully accessible, we are committed to making progress toward creating a fully accessible web experience.

This website is partially compliant due to the non-compliances listed below.

Keyboard navigation

  • We acknowledge that using only the keyboard to navigate the website can lead to some limitations, particularly in terms of tabbing order.

Color contrast

  • Certain text and interactive elements have inadequate contrast with their respective backgrounds or surrounding colours. Additionally, some graphics also have insufficient contrast. However, we selected a specific primary color which makes a better contrast, hand in hand with a highly legible font specially chosen for this website.

Text alternatives for images

  • On our website, users may encounter images that lack appropriate descriptive alt-text, as well as decorative images that have alt-texts. We aim at having an alternative texte for every single image.

Heading structure

  • The visual heading structure is not always reflected in the code, leading to some headings not being recognized as such by screen readers. In some cases, the visual heading hierarchy and the semantic hierarchy do not match.

Form labels

  • We have taken care of the way you interact with us through our contact forms. However, certain form elements may not have accurate labels, which describe the purpose and functionality of form controls such as text fields and buttons. Without proper labels, users, particularly those using assistive technologies, may have difficulty understanding and interacting with forms on our website.


  • In some tables, the table headers are not properly marked up, making it harder to understand the table when using a screen reader. Additionally, there may be tables that lack a table caption.


  • Certain links have non-descriptive wording, such as "Read More" or "Click here," making them challenging for users with screen readers to use. Additionally, some components may have multiple redundant links or have no text or appropriate label, which can cause confusion for users, particularly those who rely on assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Video content / Documents / Brochures

  • Video content might lack subtitles, and in some cases also audio descriptions of the visual content in the video.

  • Certain PDF documents on the website are not properly tagged to be compatible with assistive reading technologies. Additionally, some PDF documents may have incorrect reading and tab order, and some images and graphics may lack or have incorrect text alternatives.

Our accessibility journey is continuing. We regularly scan the website to confirm fixes of known issues and schedule the fixing of any new issues. It is our ambition to fix all known accessibility problems by June 2025.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website?

Should you have an issue, email us and we will get back to you to make sure your needs are served, and ensure that proper steps are taken so that the problem is not encountered again in the future. ​

If you have any comments on how we can improve your experience, contact us on

How we tested this website

We do perform a continuous self-assessment of and with tools like Lighthouse and through a manual audit on random pages within our domains.We do perform a continuous self-assessment of and with tools like Lighthouse and through a manual audit on random pages within our domains.

The last assessment was made on February 19th, 2024, and will be updated regularly as we enhance additional support on our pages (remember, our objective is to comply with all the best practices when it comes to accessibility).

The statement was last updated on February 28th, 2024.