The AENOR website has been designed to eliminate obstacles impeding access to content for certain types of users, either due to disability or other types of access difficulties. Our aim has been to design a website that can be browsed by the greatest number of users irrespective of their personal or technological limitations.
To ensure this, AENOR has adhered to the requirements for an AA conformity level in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG 2.0 , of the World Wide Web Consortium.
The most significant accessibility and user-friendly features of the website are:
- Separation between content and presentation, all content can be read if style sheets are deactivated.
- Multiweb browsers are visualised correctly in the latest versions of the most-used web browsers, such as, Microsoft Internet Explorer (except obsolete version 6), Netscape, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome.
- Text alternatives are added to the non-text content.
- Careful structure and presentation, using a structural and semantic framework suitable to the information and relations existing in the contents.
- It includes quick access keys on all the pages to take the user to the main menu options and the homepage.
- Home, key 0
- Contact, key 1
- Access to clients, key 2
- Aenor, key 3
- Standardisation, key 4
- Certification, key 5
- Testing, key 6
- Training, key 7
- Cooperation, key 8
- Software, key 9
(The use of access keys depends on the browser. On Internet Explorer: ALT + shortcut + ENTER. On Firefox: ALT + SHIFT + shortcut. On Chrome: ALT+ short cut. On Opera: SHIFT + ESC + shortcut.)
- Improved browsability, browser menu visible on all pages, breadcrumbs and sitemap.
- The size of the text is defined in relative units so that it can be expanded 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 -
- Acronyms and abbreviations are explained.
- All links are identified, showing details of the function or link destination. The formats of downloadable files are identified, such as PDFs.
- The user is warned when a new pop-up window is going to open.
- When hyperlinks link to external websites, they are identified with a globe icon and the text box provides appropriate details.
Contents provided to give further information in formats other than HTML, such as PDF mostly, do not incorporate accessibility features. AENOR is committed to providing these documents in an accessible format upon request through our contact form.
Tell us your suggestions
At AENOR, we are aware that the accessibility of this website is in a constant process of improvement and we invite the user to participate by providing any suggestions it thinks may help us to perfect this website.
If you would like to make any comment or enquiry, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: October 2010