Accessibility Statement

The web site of the General Assembly of the United Nations includes several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities, following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI).

These accessibility features benefit users with temporary or long-term disabilities, including those who are blind or have low-vision, limited mobility, hearing disabilities, and those who require adjustments due to characteristics associated with aging or limiting environments.

Some of these features are:

  • Images on the site contain 'alt tags,' which aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site;
  • A 'skip navigation' link provides screen reader users with a method for bypassing the header and going directly to the main content when the page is accessed;
  • Lay-out of the web pages is controlled by style sheets, which enables users using a screen reader to logically navigate the site -- users can also choose to disable those style sheets and/or replace them with their own, to fit their specific needs;
  • Fonts are scalable and can be enlarged in the browser.

Accessibility testing was conducted using automated tools and manual procedures. However, if you cannot fully access the information on any web page of this site, please contact us and we will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.

Please note that official United Nations documentation is managed through a separate system and stored in PDF format, which may not provide full accessibility.

As for the general debate, although videos and statements in PDF format are not accessible, summaries of statements are provided in accessible format for the 63rd session.

This Accessibility Statement applies to the site of the General Assembly. This website contains links to documents and websites of different content providing offices which may not provide full accessibility.