Accessibility

Digital Factory strives to present all contents and essential website functions in a manner that is independent of any particular physical device or web browser used to view them. They are encoded using free and open technical standards and are accessible by means of web browsers that are adapted for persons with disabilities or sensory, motor or cognitive limitations.

The European Union, in its Council resolution from 25 March 2002, encourages the member states to take into account the need for digital contents to be accessible. In light of this recommendation, Law 34/2002, from 11 July, regarding information society services and electronic commerce, requires the Public Administrations to adopt the necessary measures for information available on its Internet websites to be accessible to persons with disabilities and the elderly, in accordance with generally recognized accessibility criteria, before 31 December 2005.

In compliance with this objective, the Digital Factory website has been designed according to the accessibility recommendations in the first level of priority of the W3C WAI guidelines.

Shortcut keys

The following shortcut keys are available for use throughout the website:

Key Shortcut
S Skip navigation and go to contents
1 Home page
3 Map of the website
8 Legal notice
9 Contact information
0 Accessibility

Links assigned a shortcut may be accessed by different key combinations, depending on the web browser used#

Microsoft Internet Explorer: Press the key combination ALT + shortcut key, followed by Enter#

Netscape and Firefox: Simply press the key combination ALT + shortcut key#

Opera 7 and later: Press the Shift key #the one used to type capital letters one by one# and the Esc key at the same time, release them and then press only the shortcut key#

On Macintosh systems, the ALT key is replaced by the CTRL key#

Pictures

All pictures used on this website include descriptive ALT attributes# Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes#

Text size

You may change the font used in this document to your preferred size through your web browser: In Internet Explorer, select View, then text size, then the size you want# In Firefox, select View, then Size, then Increase or Decrease#

Forms

All form tags are associated with fields with HTML tags#

Javascript

JavaScript is used on the website to make it easier to use, but it is possible to browse the website without Javascript#

CSS

This website uses CSS-style sheets for visual design# In the event that your web browser or Internet viewing device does not support style sheets, the use of structured semantic mark-up ensures that the contents of each page are still legible and clearly structured#

Accessibility references