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Accessibility statement of the website

The Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat) has committed itself to making its website accessible in accordance with Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September 2018, on the accessibility of public sector websites and applications for mobile devices, which has transposed the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and Council.

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September 2018, due to the lack of conformity of the aspects that are set out below.

Non-accessible content

The content set out below is not accessible for the following reasons:

  1. There may be accessibility issues with sections of the website for retrieving bibliographical records.
  2. There may be tables of complex data with association issues between headings and cells. In addition, there may be data tables with a complex functionality and various accessibility issues.
  3. There may be automated office files in PDF or other formats published after 20 September 2018 that do not meet all of the accessibility requirements.
  4. There is content in different languages from that of the web page that is not suitably tagged.
  5. There may be occasional errors in the publishing in some web pages or documents.
  6. There may be issues with CSS contrast
  7. There may be system images that do not have associated ALT attributes

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1 September 2020.

The method used to prepare the statement was a self-assessment conducted by Idescat.

Last review of the statement: 13 November 2020.

Remarks and contact details

Communications on accessibility requirements

You may send communications regarding the accessibility requirements (Article 10.2.a) of Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September 2018, through the following mailbox.

For example:

  • Reporting any possible non-compliance by this website.
  • Reporting any difficulty in accessing content.
  • Making any other queries or suggestions for improving accessibility to the website.

The communications will be received and transferred by the General Directorate of Citizens' Services of the Department of the Vice-Presidency, Economy and Treasury, as the department responsible for web accessibility in the region.

Requests for accessible information and complaints

In order to make requests for accessible information and complaints (article 12 of Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September 2018), please go to the Accessible content on the website procedure and then the Request accessible information or submit a complaint modality.

Any natural or legal person may submit complaints concerning compliance with the requirements of Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September 2018, and request information concerning content that is excluded from the scope of this regulation.

Applications and complaints are registered in accordance with the requirements established by the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations Act 39/2015 of 1 October.

Application procedure

The application procedure set out in Article 13 of Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September 2018, can be initiated at the Accessible content on the website procedure through the Claim an application modality.

If, once a request for accessible information or complaint has been made, it has been dismissed, you disagree with the decision made, or the response does not meet the requirements of Article 12.5 of Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September 2018, you may file a claim to

  • know and oppose the reasons for the rejection
  • urge the adoption of appropriate measures in if you do not agree with the decision made
  • state the reasons why you consider that the answer does not meet the requirements.

A claim can also be initiated in the event that 20 business days have elapsed and you have not received a response.

Idescat's commitment to accessibility

Idescat has constructed its website in order to facilitate universal access to everyone who visits it, regardless of their physical, sensory and intellectual abilities and the technical features of the equipment used (type of device, software, connection speed, environmental conditions, etc.).

Idescat strives to adapt its website to the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and remove any barriers that hinder access to information and communication, in accordance with the accessibility guidelines established in version 2.1 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), achieving a compliance level of AA.

Idescat wishes to provide an eminently practical and useful tool to guarantee and promote equality in the provision and management of online information. To this effect, it will progressively incorporate the advances and new systems facilitating accessibility in communication into the information and communication technology it uses, in accordance with version 2.1.2 of the EN 301 549:2018 standard (PDF) on accessibility requirements for ICT products and services (websites, software, native applications, documents, hardware, etc.).