Accessibility

For a website, accessibility consists of guaranteeing access to the information and services on its pages with no limitations or restrictions whatsoever due to a disability of any kind or for technical reasons. This takes the various devices and contexts through with the information can be accessed into consideration.

The Prado Museum’s goal is to achieve compliance with AA level WAI 1.0 guidelines established by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). These guidelines are met by the majority of the pages on the site, and we are working towards compliance for the entire site.

Accessibility improvements

Fonts with relative sizes have been used so that users can increase the font size using this option in their browser. Content has been organized using semantic markup in order to make navigating the site easier for users who use a screen reader to access the content. W3C recommendations have been followed in developing the code and style sheets, generating valid code which adapts to formal grammars and which does not cause any validation errors when analyzed.

Pages have been checked in different versions of the major browsers and on different platforms to ensure that they are displaying correctly. This site is optimized for MS Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher, Firefox, Chrome and Opera. If the browser being used does not support style sheets, it is possible to navigate the site without any display problems. The Prado Museum content site is optimized for a minimum resolution of 1024x768.

In order to achieve maximum compatibility with browsers and devices, the use of JavaScript has been avoided on elements which affect the site’s functionality. It is only used for programming visual elements which assist the user in moving around the site, but is not necessary to navigate it.

 
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