The Atlas Living Environment devotes considerable attention to ensuring that the online information it provides is user-friendly, accessible, structured effectively, and easy to find. Everyone should be able to easily find, use and view government sites.

As part of our efforts to facilitate easily accessible online information, Atlas Living Environment applies the Web Guidelines. Based on internationally certified guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Web Guidelines offer a framework to website accessibility, structural quality and sustainability. Since 2011, RIVM has been audited annually by the Netherlands Accessibility Foundation and granted permission to feature that organisation’s ‘no-barrier’ certification on the RIVM website.

If you are unable to read the contents of a document, please contact us.

In some cases, a PDF may not fully comply with the Web Guidelines. If you have any problems with a non-accessible document on our website, please contact us at Make sure your e-mail specifies which document you’re having trouble accessing and let us know how to contact you. One of our editors will contact you within two working days to see how we can help you access the relevant parts of the document.