Validity of the AnySurfer label
A status page is valid for two years
Websites are ever-changing entities. This means you must keep accessibility in mind whenever you add new content to your website. To ensure your website remains accessible throughout these changes, it needs to be re-evaluated every two years. We will contact you three months prior to the expiration date of your label with an offer to renew it.
Once your label expires, you will have three options:
- If you'd like to keep your label, you must request a new validation and fix any potential issues this validation may uncover. These changes must be made prior to your label's expiration date. If no changes are performed or if your website still has accessibility issues by the expiration date of the label, you must remove the label from your website.
- If you're planning on building a new website to replace your current one, please apply for our counselling programme to ensure your new website will be labelled when going live.
- If you don't want to renew the label, you must remove the label from your website on the expiration date.
On average, a website's lifespan only lasts a few years, and its contents change fast. Our sample tests show that the accessibility of labelled websites often deteriorates as time passes. Because of this, your website must be validated every two years to ensure its accessibility on a long-term scale.
An exception to this rule is our "Work in progress" status, which is valid for six months. We use this status to aid you in reaching a minimum level of accessibility on a short-term scale.
Are you planning any big changes to your website? Please keep us up-to-date about your progress. This way, we can test the accessibility of your new additions and ensure the continuity of your label.
Being granted the AnySurfer label is not the end of the road. Please keep accessibility in mind whenever your website changes or expands. AnySurfer may perform surprise checks of your online content, and your visitors may report accessibility issues to us. If we discover an accessibility issue present on a labelled website, this issue must be resolved within the month. If this does not happen, we are forced to revoke your label.
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