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Accesibility

Preliminary note

The National Library's website  has been created using HTML and style sheets. The presentation language used results from the transformation of the original documents which are constructed in a structured way using XML.

This page  complies with the WAI accessibility recommendations (Web Accessibility Initiative) of the Web consortium (W3C). Of the levels proposed by the WAI, the compliance level on  the web page  varies from 1 on all pages to 2 on many of them, depending on the functional needs of the different sections. This website is optimised for the browsers MS Internet Explorer 7.0, Netscape 6.0 and Mozilla Firefox 3 or later versions of these. The recommended minimum resolution is 1024.

To view all pages correctly you need to be able to use Javascript. In order to work correctly, some of the website sections require your browser to be configured to admit cookies, including the maintenance of the user session once it has been identified in the website.

The features described refer only to web pages under the  bne.es domain, excluding the pages to which the external links lead and the content embedded in this website that comes from other services.
This site uses the open code policy-based content manager OpenCMS and has been designed to be fully accessible and useable, in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG v1.0). If there is anything on this site relating to accessibility or validation which is not in accordance with the standard, please contact the site's administrator.

Available access keys

Access keys are a browser device which enables you to browse through this website using the keyboard. This site uses a configuration which is similar in detail to most international recommendations on access keys. Each access is associated with a letter. The list is available below:

Main menu

Top (Key I)

The Spanish National Library (Key B)

Collections  (Key O)

Services (Key S)

Activities (Key A)

Catalogues (Key C)

Spanish National Library Community (Key M)

 

Resource browsing

Sede electrónica (Tecla E)

Mapa (Tecla M)

Catálogo (Tecla C)

Prensa (Tecla P)

Contactar (Tecla T)

 

Using the access keys with different web browsers

Internet Explorer 5+ (Windows)
Hold down the Alt key, press the letter of the associated access key, then release both keys and press ENTER.

Internet Explorer 4 (Windows)
Hold down the Alt key and press the letter of the associated access key.

Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)
Hold down the Ctrl key and press the letter of the associated access key.

Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)
Does not support the access keys, please use another browser.

Firefox Mozilla and Netscape 7+ (Windows)
Hold down the Alt key and press the letter of the associated access key.

Firefox Mozilla and Netscape 7+ (Mac OS X)
Hold down the Ctrl key and press the letter of the associated access key.

Safari and Omniweb (Mac OS X)
Hold down the Ctrl key and press the letter of the associated access key.

Konqueror (Linux)
Press and release the Ctrl key, and then press the letter of the associated access key.

Netscape 6 and earlier versions (All platforms)
Does not support the access keys, please use another browser.

 

Accessibility Statement

The development team for this website is committed to using its knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet to develop a website which is clear and simple for everyone to use.

 

Validation

We have used XHTML 1.0 and CSS in accordance with the respective specifications, as indicated by the W3C, because we believe that usability and accessibility should have a solid foundation. If any feature of this website does not validate correctly, please contact the site's administrator.

We have also strived to reach a double A accessibility level as quantified for version 1.0 of the WCAG. However, we are aware that a number of the WCAG control points are subjective and, although we are honestly convinced that we have met them, there may be cases in which a different interpretation might be reached.