The IEMed has made digital accessibility a priority.
The aim of website accessibility is to break down the barriers (physical, sensory, intellectual, technological, etc.) between the user and the website. Good digital accessibility requires respect for a set of principles and techniques when designing, maintaining and updating a website.
It is very important for the website to be accessible in order to provide equitable access and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. An accessible website can help people with disabilities to participate more actively in society.
Moreover, regardless of the technology platform used, the website must be easily navigable and its content accessible to any user. Therefore, everyone should have access to the website regardless of the type of hardware, software, network infrastructure, language, culture, geographical location and user skills.
We understand that people access and experience the website in different ways, and we are committed to providing an easy and user-friendly website for the wider and more diverse public, including, but not limited to, people with disabilities, the elderly or those who have any kind of technology for a better experience.
The IEMed has developed its corporate website with this inclusiveness in mind.
This website has been created with a responsive, usable and accessible design to guarantee access to everyone who consults us regardless of their physical, sensory or intellectual abilities, and also the device they use to connect.
Accessibility is part of our wider commitment to diversity and inclusion.
To make website content accessible, the so-called Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have been developed, the main function of which is to guide the design of web pages towards an accessible design, thereby reducing barriers to information and complying with standards.
These guidelines are organised following four important principles:
- Perceptible — The components of the information and user interface must be designed so that users can see it correctly. On our website we ensure, for example, that the contrast between the text and its background meets the standard to allow those with certain visual disabilities to read our content. Images contain visible text in different sizes, and subtitles or transcripts are accompanied by multimedia resources so that users can choose between different alternatives to access the content.
- Operable — The components of the user interface and browsing must be operable. Visitors can browse and perform actions using only keyboards, screen readers, or other assistive technology. Responsive design makes our site accessible from desktop browsers, mobile devices and tablets.
- Understandable — The information and operation of the user’s interface must be understandable. We use standard semantic elements throughout the website to make navigability simple, easy to understand and predictable. Similarly, we avoid links, forms or other interactions that automatically trigger changes that may be disorienting in relation to the context.
- Robust — Content must be robust enough so that it can be reliably interpreted by a wide variety of users, including assistive technologies. Our underlying code allows visitors to interact effectively with dynamic features such as modal windows, drop-down menus, slide shows and carousels.
The IEMed website offers people with disabilities an opportunity to access information and interact.
Our website partially complies with accessibility standards in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, level AA.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments related to our accessibility endeavours or would like to make a complaint or suggestion regarding the IEMed’s website accessibility.