The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) offers the lletrA web portal with an accessible design with the aim of ensuring access to the content to the greatest number of people possible, taking into account groups with physical disabilities and groups with different technological or access environments.
The Accessibility Guidelines set out by the WAI (Web Access Initiative) work group, part of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), have been taken into account. Specifically, this website adapts to the guidelines of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, WAI-AA, which are subject to other standards and considerations that are described below. It should be said, however, that most of the pages on this portal fulfil WAI-AAA in its automatic validation (not in its manual validation).
Standards and compatibility
- All of the pages on the website fulfil the XHTML 1.0 Strict recommendations of the W3C..
- In all cases, the semantic and structural criteria have been followed to separate the structure from the presentation of the content.
- The presentation of the content of the web pages has been developed in fulfilment of the CSS 2 recommendations of the W3C.
- These standards guarantee access to the information on the website via any browsing device that follows the W3C standards and recommendations.
Although keyboard access support is not widely used, keyboard access to the principal sections have been defined on this portal.
The combination of keys will depend on the device and platform providing web access. Consequently, on certain browsers (Firefox, Opera, etc.), you simply need to press the combination of appropriate keys to access the section you're looking for. With Internet Explorer, you'll have to press the combination of keys and confirm with the Enter key.
* alt or alt + shift or ctrl + s => Proper Names
* alt or alt + shift or ctrl + o => Works
* alt or alt + shift or ctrl + p => Periods
* alt or alt + shift or ctrl + t => Topics
* alt or alt + shift or ctrl + e => Specials
* alt or alt + shift or ctrl + l => Multimedia
* alt or alt + shift or ctrl + f => Lletra Mobile
* alt or alt + shift or ctrl + w => OfflletrA
For people with eyesight problems, we have programmed the website so that they can use the browser functions to enlarge the text without disfiguring the page.
How to scale with Internet Explorer:
View - Text Size - Largest
View - Text Size - Smallest
How to scale the page with Mozilla Firefox:
View - Text Size - Increase
View - Text Size - Reduce
Key short cuts with Mozilla Firefox:
- The links have a title attribute to clarify their content.
- There are no links with the same description and different destinations and, insofar as is possible, the links make sense, even out of context.
- TAll of the content is viewed in the same window, except for external websites.
- All the attributes of the visual design of the pages have been developed using CSS. If a browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, the content continues to be legible thanks to the structural marking.