The public business entity Aena, attached to the Ministry of Public Works, provides its users with a practical communications channel which is accessible to everyone, aimed at removing barriers and improving the presence of its website, according to criteria of maximum simplicity, scope and effectiveness, in order to disseminate information and publicise the services on offer to anyone who wishes to find out about them..
This action conforms with the resolution of the Council of the European Union dated 25 March 2002, on the eEurope 2002 Action Plan, "Accessibility of public web sites and their content", complies with the dispositions of the Law of Services of the Information Society and of Electronic Business dated 11 July 2002 and follows the indications of the "Guía para la edición y publicación de las páginas web de la Administración General del Estado" (Guide for writing and publication of web pages of the General State Administration).
In line with this, the content of the Aena website has been validated with the Double-A certificate , in accordance with the recommendations of the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative), an international working group that belongs to the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) which works to ensure that no group experiences discrimination of any kind which could lead to social fractures in the virtual world.
In this sense, the techniques used in the Aena portal follow those recommended by the WAI, regarding both XHML and CSS.
To achieve this objective of facilitating access to all, we have received the help of two external organisations, responsible for certifying compliance with the W3C WAI guidelines at the Double-A Validation level.
Technosite, a company belonging to the ONCE Foundation, certifies that:
On 18/07/2007 an audit was carried out of the Aena website with web address http://www.aena.es.
The results of the audit satisfy the Double-A Level accessibility requirements of the W3C-WAI accessibility directives for web 1.0 content.
A great number of the documents in PDF format on the Aena website that precede the date of this certification do not fulfil the basic accessibility requirements.
With the issuing of this certificate, Aena undertakes to provide documents in an accessible manner to any user who should request them.
King-eClient, using the King-eAccess methodology, has certified that the website www.aena.es is accessible at AA level according to the WAI guidelines. This point entails compliance with all Priority 2 Guidelines, enabling access and browsing by any user. The collaboration between King-eClient and Aena forms part of the process of constructing a website for everybody. This process has created universal access to the site, without restrictions for anyone, standardising the same content for all users.. In the issuing of this certificate, King-eClient analysed the pages of www.aena.es during their creation, proposing the corrections required to resolve incidents detected regarding access to the website by all users. Once these obstacles were overcome, accessibility to the website was certified on a 5 September 2007.
In order to facilitate browsing on its website, Aena has used keyboard shortcuts, accesskey, in order to make browsing easier. By using the start-up key combinations associated with the browser that they are using, users are able to follow certain links without having to use the mouse.
And the reference number of the shortcut to the content as indicated below:
We are currently working to improve accessibility on all of the pages of our site. If you find any problem, don't be shy and contact us using the email address:firstname.lastname@example.org