Web accessibility refers to the accessibility of the site and its content for all people, regardless of disabilities (physical, intellectual or technical) that may arise or arising out of the context of use (technological or environmental).

When websites are designed with accessibility in mind, all users can access the content on equal terms, for example:

  • Providing an alternative text to images, users who are blind or visually impaired can use special readers to access the information.
  • When videos have subtitles, hearing impaired users can fully understand.
  • If the contents is written in simple language and illustrated, users with learning disabilities are better able to understand it.
  • If the user has mobility problems and has trouble using a mouse, keyboard alternatives help in navigation.

Text size

Accessible design allows users to adjust the font size as required. This can be done in different ways depending on the browser used.

Browser Action to perform
Explorer See > Text size
Firefox See > Size
Chrome Settings (icon) > Options > Advanced > Web content > Font size
Safari View > increase/reduce
Opera See > zoom

You can also change the font size using the browser keyboard shortcuts, particularly the key combinations:

  • CTRL and + (CMD y + in MAC) to make the font size larger
  • CTRL and - (CMD y - in MAC) to make the text size smaller

 

Keyboard "shortcuts"

Using keyboard shortcuts, users can quickly access the main utilities and sections of the website.

KEY PAGE
h Home
n Naves Matadero
a Programme
y Projects
r Press
c Contact

Depending on the operating system and the browser you use, the key combinations are as follows:

BROWSER WINDOWS LINUX MAC
Internet Explorer [Alt] + accesskey N/A  
Chrome [Alt] + accesskey [Alt] + accesskey [Control] [Alt] + accesskey
Firefox [Alt] [Shift] + accesskey [Alt] [Shift] + accesskey [Control] [Alt] + accesskey
Safari [Alt] + accesskey N/A [Control] [Alt] + accesskey
Opera Opera 15 or later: [Alt] + accesskey
Opera 12.1 or earlier: [Shift] [Esc] + accesskey

 

Compatibility with standards and visual design

All the pages of this website comply with the Accessibility Guidelines or General Principles of Accessible Design established by the Working Group WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative), belonging to the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).