The UNE web portal has been developed including a series of measures aimed at improving its accessibility, and enabling the largest number of users to navigate it regardless of their personal or technological limitations.
To this end, work has been carried out based on the requirements of Priority 1 and Priority 2 of the UNE 139803:2012 Accessibility Requirement for web content, corresponding to the AA (Double-A) compliance level of the international Accessibility for Web Content WCAG 2.0 guidelines defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Semi-automatic tools and a manual audit have been used to check compliance with the requirements applicable to this Double-A level, and work is currently underway to resolve some of the problems identified.
The following are some of the advantages website users are given by implementing accessibility techniques and criteria: easier user access, regardless of user skills, computer environment or technological infrastructure, improved access with different browsers (correctly displayed in the latest versions of the most common browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer (except the obsolete version 6), Netscape, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome), structured and clearer contents which simplify understanding and improve navigation and user experience.
To do this the measures taken include:
Separation of content from presentation by using cascading style sheets (CSS); textual alternatives for non-text content are included and content hierarchy, using the appropriate structural and semantic markup for information and its links to existing contents; use of W3C standards; improved browsability, visible navigation menu on all pages and breadcrumb trail; font size has relative length units so that it can be enlarged or reduced by the user. The text can be resized in such a way that it can be read by visually impaired users. Use CTRL+ or CTRL-: the so-called breadcrumb trail has been included on all pages of the website, which shows the user the path to that page from the main page; all acronyms and abbreviations are now explicit; all links have been clearly specified and provide function details or destination of the hyperlink. File formats such as PDF´s that are downloadable have been specified. The user is notified when a new window opens. Exceptions: contents available for further information with formats other than HTML such as PDF, for the most part, do not incorporate accessibility features. UNE promises to provide these documents in an accessible format for anyone who asks. Suggestions welcome. If you wish to make any suggestions regarding the website's accessibility, please contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org