Accessibility allows access to the website and its contents regardless of the type of hardware, software, network infrastructure, language, geographical location and skills of the users. It covers the majority of disabilities that people can have (physical, visual, auditory and cognitive), and also the needs of the elderly. Thus, it is a basic element for equal opportunities and to avoid discrimination.
Developing an accessible website has other additional benefits, such as making it more user-friendly and improving positioning in search engines, the reuse of content and interoperability, reducing the server load and the band width required, etc.
The AENOR N Mark for ICT Accessibility is a guarantee for organisations, users and web managers to ensure that their webpages are accessible and stay that way.
Some of its characteristics are:
This certification is aimed at owners and/or people responsible for the maintenance of website accessibility and grants the right to identify the website using the AENOR N Mark for Accessibility.
The UNE 139803 Standard is of a general nature and is applicable to any website, although Spanish legislation establishes that the following organisations comply with it:
The auditing of the accessibility management system may be in parallel with auditing.
AENOR Mark for ICT Accessibility
AENOR has issued 40 website accessibility certificates, including the certification of the websites of Public Administrations and public entities, financial institutions, web developers, multinationals, etc.