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Accessibility is the concept behind attempts to eliminate, or at least minimise, the barriers encountered by certain groups of users when they browse the Internet and thus enable them to access the information. These difficulties may be associated with physical or psychological issues or related to the technology they use:

The Regional Government of Bizkaia is fully aware of the importance of Internet accessibility; enabling anyone to access the content provided by the Regional Government of Bizkaia. Hence, attempts have been made to comply with accessibility guidelines and to constantly improve.

There are currently certain websites of the Regional Government of Bizkaia that are not accessible. The main reasons for this are the technical complexity of the website in question or certain technological difficulties that still exist. However, the objective is to gradually ensure that all pages of comply with accessibility guidelines.

The website complies with accessibility requirements by following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, level Double-A, and the XHTML 1.0 recommendations, placing particular emphasis on the separation of structure, presentation, content and functionality.

This accessibility compliance is applicable to all those pages found under, excluding the websites led to by links that open in new browser windows.

Furthermore, the Regional Government of Bizkaia has implemented a corporate television channel on that offers an IT and communication tool that can be used by society to provide information of interest to the public. The information available is mainly focused on the services provided by the Regional Government of Bizkaia to the public, incorporating content that is potentially more interesting to society, such as Regional Government of Bizkaia News, information about aid and grants, announcements regarding open Public Employment Offer, the weather, events, traffic, etc. This information can be accessed by everyone and, for that reason, the content offered on the television channel is adapted to people with hearing or sight disabilities. Access the Regional Government of Bizkaia corporate TV channel.

Website Accessibility certification for

The Website has obtained Website Accessibility certification from AENOR:

Compatibility with standards

All those pages of that include the following icons comply with the Accessibility Guidelines or General Principles of Accessible Design, level Double A, established by the WAI Working Group belonging to W3C:

  • Icon for approval of XHTML code regulation rules
  • Icon for approval of cascading style sheets regulation rules
  • Accessibility certificate of this page by AENOR

Visual design

The visual design has been completed under the recommendations of the W3C regarding Cascading Style Sheets, Level 2 (CSS2).

If the web browser or Internet-browsing device does not support style sheets, the content of the website is still fully legible thanks to its framework structure.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Level of Accessibility Validation

All pages of that have been developed since 03/05/2007 have passed levels A and Double A and the files, according to their format, have all the accessibility features that their technology allows.

Certain pages may incorporate documents/files (for example: in PDF format, in Word format, etc.) or non-accessible multimedia content, although the adaptation of all of these pages is currently being carried out:

  1. Documents in PDF format. These documents can be displayed using the free Adobe Reader application. The majority of the documents in PDF format on are not accessible but significant efforts are currently being made to bring these documents into line with website accessibility requirements.
  2. Multimedia content. Press conferences held prior to the 9/10/2009 are not accessible.

The contents prior to 03/05/2007 are considered to be historical and access to them may not be possible. If any document or content that you need is not accessible, please contact us using the enquiries, complaints, suggestions and contact form. The new versions of those contents will comply with the Level A and AA accessibility requirements.

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