1. Ferrovial

Accessibility

We are deeply committed to the accessibility of our website www.ferrovial.com to all, regardless of physical or cognitive ability, age, or the need to use adapted technologies to access the site.

Therefore, we have designed and programmed this website per the guidelines outlined in the International Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at level AA (Double-A), the level of conformity recommended by WCAG for full sites. These guidelines also constitute the core of standards such as ISO/IEC 40500 and UNE 139803:2012.

Steps taken

Some of the features implemented on our website to facilitate proper web accessibility to all of the site’s contents include:

Separating content and appearance

  • Using style sheets (CSS) for presenting information and HTML code for structuring it properly.
  • The web page’s visual characteristics (typeface, font color, background, etc.) are defined by the style sheet so that the text can be adjusted to viewer preferences.

Increasing and decreasing the font size

  • The font sizes have been set with relative units so that they can be increased or decreased by using browser options.
  • This change in text size can be done without altering the proper layout and content display.

Content hierarchies

  • The site’s documents were built based on the W3C’s specifications. This body sets the international standards that should be used on the Web. The documents are valid and offer the appropriate mark-up for each type of content.
  • The pages have a clear structure for both users who can see all of the content, as well as those who read the information with a screen reader, users who deactivate the style sheet, etc. Under this objective, section headings, lists, and all the elements contributing to the website’s general understanding were defined with the HTML code.
  • The page language is properly identified.

Contrast

  • We contrast the letters and backgrounds used on this website, ensuring that the information is presented clearly regardless of these conditions.
  • The website is designed so that users can navigate it in high contrast. This makes it possible to distinguish menus, links, images, and general content.
  • We have added a button to improve contrast for non-textual elements.

Keyboard-accessible features and navigation

  • The site is accessible and functional through the computer keyboard. The Tab key may be used to find any element on the different pages.
  • Once the element in question is located (links, buttons…), pressing the Enter key will function just like clicking the left mouse button.

Alternative to non-textual elements

  • The necessary alternatives have been included for non-textual elements to eliminate any barriers a user may have to content.

Links

  • Links provide details about the purpose or destination of the hyperlink. Interactive mechanisms are offered to make it easier for users to locate information and navigate through the site.
  • We notify users when new windows are opened.

Forms

  • All form fields follow a logical tab order.
  • We add tags to all fields to make it easier to understand the information being requested in each case.

Data tables

  • Data tables have heading identifiers and other technical aids so that screen readers can interpret the data correctly.

Viewing content in different browsers

  • If users access the site with a browser that does not support style sheets, the structural mark-up allows all content to be correctly displayed.
  • This way, no special technology is needed to view or navigate the website properly.

Technology used in developing the site

In applying these measures, we’ve considered:

  • Compliance with the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) ’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) at the intermediate level (AA). Web Content Accessible Guidelines 2.1.
  • The appearance is based on the W3C’s Recommendation on Cascading Style Sheets, version CSS3.
  • We use the recommended standard of HTML5 code. This version includes new updates, such as more semantic mark-up, flexible syntax, and new tags that make the forms easier to understand.
  • Using the WAI-ARIA specification (version 2.0) for this website offers greater accessibility for dynamic content and controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.

Exceptions

All of the pages on www.ferrovial.com meet all Priority 2 requirements (Level AA) as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) except for:

  • Contents designed to display information in formats other than HTML, such as PDF or Excel, largely do not incorporate accessibility features. Ferrovial commits to providing these documents in an accessible format to anyone who requests it.
  • Due to the excessive difficulty of adding subtitles and audio description to videos, this will also be an exception to this certification. Likewise, Ferrovial commits to providing information as requested by users through the communication channels established for this purpose by Ferrovial.
  • Online mapping and cartography services.

Notes and contact information

If you find any content on this website that is not accessible, or if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this website, you can contact us via the virtual comment box available here.

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