This site was jointly developed by the UPC's Communications and Promotion Service and UPCnet using the open-source content-management system Plone .
The underlying commitment in the design process was to create a website that’s clear and easy-to-use for everyone. As of 28 June, we’re the first Spanish university to have obtained Technosite accessibility accreditation and Euracert certification, based on W3C accessibility guidelines for web content. The Euracert label is recognised throughout Europe.
The content of the website has been validated with Double-A certification, based on WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) recommendations. WAI is an international working group that belongs to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), a body which seeks to ensure that no group experiences any form of access discrimination that could lead to social fractures in the virtual world.
Technosite, an ONCE Foundation company specialising in technology and disability, certifies that: An audit of the UPC’s institutional website (http://www.upc.edu) was carried out on 28 June 2010. The results of the audit confirm that the website meets the requirements for Technosite + Euracert Double-A level certification, which verifies conformity with W3C-WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and the requirements established in the Spanish standard UNE 139803:2004.
To meet the WAI requirements, web standards were used to produce the pages: XHTML 1.0 for content and CSS for formatting the visual presentation.
Key features implemented
- New window warnings
- Change of format warnings
- Enlargeable font
- Alternative text for images
- Accessible multimedia content
- Adaptation to voice browsers
- Use of style sheets to control layout and presentation
- Use of header elements to convey the logical structure of a page
- Metadata to add semantic information
Maintenance of the Euracert seal
- Quarterly review passed on 27 March 2012
- Quarterly review passed on 26 December 2011
- Quarterly review passed on 3 October 2011
- Quarterly review passed on 27 June 2011
- Quarterly review passed on 28 March 2011
- Quarterly review passed on 28 December 2010
- Quarterly review passed on 30 September 2010
This website is accessible for versions 4 and 6 of the IP protocol. Version 6 of the IP protocol was developed to overcome the limitations of version 4 and incorporate changes required to greatly increase the number of IP addresses available. With the new protocol, IP addresses can be provided for the entire global population, and emerging needs associated with new technologies can be covered. The number of addresses will go from 4.3 billion, less than one for each of the world’s inhabitants, to 2128.
IP addresses of the UPC website:
- IPv4: 188.8.131.52
- IPv6: 2001:40b0:7500:0001:0000:0000:0000:0021
- IPv6 in compressed format: 2001:40b0:7500:1::21
Changing text size in common web browsers
Increase text size: CTRL + mouse wheel up; CTRL + + (plus key); or View > Text Size > Increase
Decrease text size: CTRL + mouse wheel down; CTRL + – (minus key); or View > Text Size > Decrease
Restore default size: CTRL + 0 (zero); or View > Text Size > Normal
Increase text size: Command (Mac) / CTRL (PC) + + (plus key); or View > Make Text Bigger
Decrease text size: Command (Mac) / CTRL (PC) + – (minus key); or View > Make Text Smaller
Restore default size: Command (Mac) / CTRL (PC) + 0; or View > Make Text Normal Size
Increase text size: Increase text size: CTRL + mouse wheel up; CTRL + + (plus key); or View > Text Size > Larger / Largest
Decrease text size: CTRL + mouse wheel down; CTRL + – (minus key); or View > Text Size > Smaller / Smallest
Restore default size: CTRL + 0 (zero, not with numeric keypad); or View > Text Size > Medium
Increase text size: CTRL + mouse wheel up; or View > Zoom > 120% (or more)
Decrease text size: CTRL + mouse wheel down; or View > Zoom > 80% (or less)
Restore default size: View > Zoom > 100%
Increase text size: CTRL + mouse wheel up; CTRL + + (plus key); or Page icon > Zoom > Larger
Decrease text size: CTRL + mouse wheel down; CTRL + – (minus key); or Page icon > Zoom > Smaller
Restore default size: CTRL + 0 (zero, not with numeric keypad); or Page icon > Zoom > Normal
Access keys are a navigation device that enables you to get around this site using your keyboard.
More information about access keys: W3C Accessibility Guidelines .
This site uses a setup that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys.
Access keys available
1— Home page
2— Skip to content
3— Site map
4— Search field focus
5— Advanced search
6— Site navigation tree
9— Contact information
0— Access key details
For information on services available for mobile devices, go to http://www.upc.edu/mobility.
The website is optimised for viewing at a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. To ensure maximum compatibility, its behaviour has been thoroughly checked with the most common web browsers: Firefox 3 or later, Explorer 6 or later, Safari 4, Chrome 3 and Opera 10.
We continue working to maintain and improve the accessibility of all the pages on the site. If you notice any accessibility-related anomalies on any of its pages, please contact the webmaster.
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