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Accessibility of the website

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El desarrollo del sitio web principal está al cargo de la Oficina Web de la Universidad de Granada. Toda la información que en él aparece es propiedad de dicha institución salvo que expresamente se indique lo contrario, quedando en ese caso todos los derechos reservados salvo cesión expresa. Las mismas cláusulas se aplican a la información que aparece en el resto de sitios web de la institución que son gestionados mediante la plataforma UniWeb 2.0.

La plataforma UniWeb 2.0 sobre la que está construido este sitio es un desarrollo propiedad de:

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Accessibility

Accessibility is the degree to which people with some kind of disability are able to use a service. Specifically in terms of Web accessibility, this refers to Web design that enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, browse and interact with the Web, and also contribute content.

This website has been laid out and configured in such a way as to make browsing possible for all potential users, using programming based on the most advanced techniques and guidelines on accessibility.

Amongst the key features providing accessibility are:

  • Clarification of the destination of links or hyperlinks (they include a statement to clarify where they will take the user).
  • On-screen elements presented in a logical order (the pages are structured with headings to put contents into a hierarchy and thus facilitate understanding).
  • Technical help with reading data tables (inclusion of heading identifiers).
  • Simplified navigation system – drop-down menus are not used.
  • Graceful degradation of the site without style guide (the structural mark-up allows correct visualisation of all the content).
  • Font sizes have been defined relatively so that users can magnify or reduce the font size from within the browser options
  • Browsing without Javascript.

This website has been developed via the web platform for Universities UniWeb 2.0, which makes it easier to meet Accessibility standards. The site is managed by the Web Office of the University of Granada which periodically checks to ensure that these standards are being adhered-to. The UniWeb 2.0 platform is the intellectual property of:intelligenia Soluciones Informáticas S.L.

Accessible version of this website

In addition to all the measures taken to ensure the accessibility of the contents of this site, an accessible version of it using IncluSite is available.

IncluSite is a web accessibility tool that allows users to browse Internet web pages using any of the following methods:

  • Keyboard: to navigate through the keyboard using simplified commands.
  • Voice: allows you to browse aloud saying commands like "up", "back", or a specific section number page.
  • Sound: to navigate by emitting sounds of varying intensity to select different page elements.
  • Compatibility with screen readers: introduces a number of improvements in the source code of the page that makes it easy for screen reading software such as JAWS.

Legislation

According to Spanish law, web pages belonging to public bodies must meet appropriate standards of navigability and accessibility for people with disabilities. These standards are usually set by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and are enshrined in the following laws:

Design and accessibility standards

There are a number of diverse standards in Web design, as well as a series of guidelines that should be met by any website wishing to meet regulation on accessibility. The aim is to follow the rules set out within the standards and the established guidelines:

  • Web content designed using the XHTML standard.
  • Presentation based on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Accessibility guidelines fulfilled by this website

This website meets the following norms for web content accessibility:

  • The specifications required for XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.1 as set out by the W3C.
  • The rules or guidelines on web content accessibility, achieving an accessibility level of AA as determined by version 2.0 of the WCAG.

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