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Website availability

Your access to our websites is very important to us. We would like to customize them to the needs of all users, regardless of their ability, intellectual skills and technology used.

Website availability

Information for users

PFRON’s websites observe the technical availability parameters. Here below you can find a list of the most important good practices observed.  

Good practices

  1. Those who use keyboards only should be able to easily navigate the website using the Tab key. The active element should be distinctly identified and move on through the website in a logical order. This way, e.g. it becomes more comfortable for users with disabilities, restricted mobility or visually impaired to use the website.  
  2. All the elements of the website whose functions were defined in JavaScript should also be available through keyboards.
  3. The navigation (menu) should be consistent, logical and invariable all over the website.
  4. The names of all the links should be evident and comprehensible in and out of context.
  5. Links to pages which open in new windows should always include warnings in the link content.
  6. Texts published on the website should be legible and clear – split into paragraphs, lists and other sections. They should be left justified only. The contents of articles should be completed with headlines so that visually impaired people could easily move to the part which they are interested in.
  7. Tables with data have to be provided with headers. This way, they can be correctly read by screen readers for visually impaired people.
  8. Forms shared on the website are provided with tags attributed to the respective form boxes which explain the role of the respective box and type of data the user should enter in each box. Forms ought to be provided with tags attributed to the respective form boxes explaining the role of each box and the type of data the user should enter there.
  9. It is recommended to skip links on the website, or, speaking otherwise, to move straight to the right element on the website. It is of a particular importance for visually impaired people and those who use keyboards only.
  10. All the pages published on the website should have unique titles which inform about the content of the subpage which the user visits at a given moment.
  11. The text and background contrast ratio should be at least 4.5 to 1 and, preferably, no lower than 7 to 1. This way all the information placed on the website is legible for visually impaired people as well.
  12. The website editors do their best to make contents placed there comprehensible and formatted according to availability optimization guidelines.
  13. Both photos and images should be provided with descriptions to enable sharing of their content with visually impaired people.
  14. A page increased at least 200% has to display all the contents placed on it.
  15. The website should remain available and legible even after switching CSS off.

PDF files

Some articles published on the website include external attachments which can be unavailable for screen readers used by visually impaired people. Unfortunately those files cannot be replaced any longer. New PDF files published on the website are created according to WCAG 2.0 guidelines (i.a. are provided with a logical header structure, graphical elements are provided with descriptions).