Websites must guarantee the right of all citizens to accessibility, in the physical and virtual world, regardless of any physical, sensory or cognitive problems they may have.
In Council Resolution of 25th March 2002, the European Union encourages Member States to take into account the need for digital content to be accessible and following this recommendation Spanish Law 34/2002 of 11 July, on information society services and electronic commerce stipulates that public authorities shall take the necessary measures to make the information on their websites accessible to people with disabilities and older people, in accordance with generally recognised accessibility to content criteria, before 31st December 2005.
This www.transcreativa.eu website has been designed taking into account the accessibility guidelines in the aforementioned Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
The pages have been programmed and formatted using XHTML and CSS2 coding languages to improve usability for visitors with and without disabilities. These languages provide clearer, more consistent navigation, regardless of the type of device used to visualise the pages.
The main measures adopted to improve accessibility include:
- Alternative versions in text mode have been included.
- Text size:
- Font sizes are relative so users can control text size from their browser.
- Design, navigation and interactivity:
- We have tried to achieve consistent navigation throughout the site, following the same structural schemes in all the pages.
- Direct links:
- Direct links have been included to access page content.