The Banco de España is committed to making its electronic office accessible to all, including people with a disability, regardless of the browsing context, in compliance with the provisions of Ley de Services de la Sociedad de la Información y de Comercio Electrónico (103 KB) . Therefore, it is completely updating its website content at sedeelectronica.bde.es in order to make access as universal as possible.
The new design of sedeelectronica.bde.es aims to achieve the double A (AA) level of accessibility, in accordance with those Pautas de Accesibilidad al Contenido en la Web 1.0 established by the W3C . The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international association comprising various organisations, personnel and the general public, who work together to develop standards which promote and disseminate best practices in web development.
This website aims to be accessible to everyone under equal conditions. Nonetheless, if you encounter any difficulty or wish to make a comment or suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us by this contact form .
We recommend a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Nonetheless, the font sizes have been defined using relative units in order to allow font size to be increased or decreased from the browser options.
We are working to make all pages of Banco de España's electronic office accessible. In general, this accessibility statement affects all pages contained in the domain sedeelectronica.bde.es excluding documents published in Adobe PDF format.
A route indicator has been incorporated to guide users; this locates the page being viewed in relation to the hierarchy of the website content and also allows the various levels of content to be browsed through links. For example, if the user is at the page containing the history of the Banco de España, located in the About us section, the content of the browser indicator will be as follows: Inicio > Administraciones> Petición de estudios de encargo a la Central de Balances
All pages of sedeelectronica.bde.es link to the Web Map section, which can be accessed using the Web map link in the upper browser menu of the website. This section provides an overview of the structure of the Banco de España corporate website and can be used to access any of its sections.
The first page header (marked with H1 label) indicates the name of the section in question. This is followed by a second-level header (H2 label) indicating the name of the page itself. Depending on the case, a third-level header may also be displayed (H3 label), etc. The correct XHTML mark-up of headers helps users with impaired vision or motor disability to move faster around the content of the website document. For example, JAWS users can use the INSERT + F6 key combination to access all page headers.
Informative images include explanatory texts through the “alt” attribute, which summarises the content to be transmitted to users of screen readers or voice browsers. The decorative images have been incorporated by means of the website's style sheets.
The pages of sedeelectronica.bde.es use relative font sizes so that users may increase or decrease the size of the text using their browser options. These options are normally available in the View menu, Text size option, or directly through the Control (CRTL) + key combination to increase the size or the Control (CRTL) - key combination to decrease it. It is also possible to hold down the Control (CTRL) key while moving the mouse wheel up or down.
In cases where the text of the link does not sufficiently describe its content, titles have been used (“title” attribute) to provide more information on the destination of the link. New browser windows do not open without prior warning to users. Therefore, this icon is always used , with the text Link in a new window in the “alt” attribute so that users of screen readers or voice browsers are also aware of this information.
The acronyms and abbreviations used at sedeelectronica.bde.es have been semantically marked to describe their meaning when they are first displayed on-screen. This benefits both users of non-visual browsers, who can quickly identify each acronym or abbreviation in the document and learn its meaning, as well as users of visual browsers who gain contextual information, as can be seen in the image
The sedeelectronica.bde.es portal only uses tables to show table data which are labelled with “scope” or “id” attributes to allow non-visual browsers to associate table headers with their respective rows and to relate the information to the captions (CAPTION label) and to the summaries of their content (“summary” attribute), thereby making them easier to understand.
The new design of sedeelectronica.bde.es aims to achieve the double A (AA) level of accessibility in compliance with those Pautas de Accesibilidad al Contenido en la Web 1.0 established by the W3C , together with certain pointers and guidelines for triple A (AAA) to improve final accessibility.
In addition to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, the XHTML 1.0 standard has been adopted for the mark-up of the content and cascading style sheets (CSS) for the visual design. As far as possible, the use of proprietary technology has been avoided as it restricts the use of certain apparatus or browsers. These standards ensure access to information using any browsing device which supports the recommendations of the W3C
|Browser family||Support level||Share percentage|
|Chrome||100% supported||32.3 %|
|IE 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0||100% supported||22.0 %|
|Safari||partly supported||14.8 %|