Accessibility

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) aims to provide the university community and society in general with a website whose design makes it accessible regardless of limitations imposed by the environment, the Internet connection or personal circumstances.

Royal Decree 1494/2007, of 12 November, establishes that the information available on the Internet pages of public administrations must be accessible to elderly and disabled persons, with the minimum level of accessibility required to meet priorities 1 and 2 of standard UNE 139803:2004. Public educational institutions, training institutes and universities, as well as private schools that are fully or partly funded by the public, are also obliged to conform to this standard.

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.

WAI guidelines

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.

The techniques used on the UPC site comply with WAI recommendations for XHTML 2.0 markup and CSS.

Changing text size in common web browsers

The website is optimized to visualize it with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and, to ensure maximum compatiblility, it has been verified carefully the behaviour with the mail internet browsers: Firefox 3 or later, Explorer 6 or later, Safari 4, Chrome 3 and Opera 10.

  • Icona mozilla firefoxMozilla Firefox

    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

  • Icona safariSafari

    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

  • Icona explorerInternet Explorer

    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

  • Icona operaOpera

    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%

  • Icona google chromeChrome

    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

Access keys are a navigation tool that enables you to get around this site using your keyboard.
More information about access keys:
W3C Accesibility 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

Press SHIFT + ALT + access key.

IPv6

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: 147.83.2.135
  • IPv6: 2001:40b0:7500:0001:0000:0000:0000:0021
  • IPv6 in compressed format: 2001:40b0:7500:1::21

Contact

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.