The gencat.cat website accessibility declaration
The Generalitat has committed to making its websites accessible in accordance with Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7, regarding the accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector (hereinafter the Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7).
This accessibility declaration applies to the website https://web.gencat.cat.
The subdomains of this website will have their own accessibility declarations.
This website is partially in accordance with Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7, due to exceptions and the lack of compliance with the aspects indicated below.
Content not accessible
The following content is not accessible for the following reasons:
- Lack of compliance with Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7: there may be several publishing errors on some web pages, both in HTML content and the final documents, published after September 20, 2018.
- Disproportionate load: not applicable.
- The content within the scope of the applicable legislation: there may be computer-based files in PDF or other formats published before September 20, 2018 that do not fully comply with the accessibility requirements.
Preparation of this accessibility declaration
This declaration was prepared on May 20, 2019.
The method used to prepare the declaration was a self-evaluation carried out by the body itself.
Most recent revision of the declaration: May 20, 2019.
You may send communications regarding the accessibility requirements (Article 10.2.a) of Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7, through the following Contact mailbox.
- To report any possible breach of compliance by this website.
- To make a reclaim regarding difficulties in accessing content.
- To formulate 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 gencat.cat accessibility.
The applicable procedure set out in Article 3 of Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7 will enter into force on September 20, 2020.
This website is checked by the Electronic Administration Observatory (OBSAE), with the latest review having been carried out in November 2019.
Auditing and consulting tasks are being carried out to remedy any possible areas of non-compliance and to achieve full accessibility to the website that will allow it to be used by anyone, regardless of their abilities.
The Generalitat's commitment to accessibility
The gencat website has been set up with the aim of providing universal access to all those who wish to consult it, regardless of their physical, sensory or intellectual abilities and the technical context of use with which they do so (type of device, software, connection speed, environmental conditions, etc.).
For this reason, the Generalitat is working to adapt the whole website to the recommendations of the W3C World Wide Web Consortium in order to remove any barriers that may hinder access to the information and communications. These recommendations are specified in the WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines.
The Generalitat of Catalonia's commitment is to achieve AA compliance level, as required of public administrations under European and state legislation.
Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and Council of October 26, 2016 establishes the standards required of the member states so that all the websites and mobile applications in the public sector, regardless of the device used to access them, comply with the accessibility requirements set out in Standard EN 301 549 v2.1.2 (August 2018) regarding accessibility requirements suitable for the public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe.
The EN 301 549 v184.108.40.206 Standard is based principally on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 of August 2018. Specifically, AA level must be met. However, the standard also has additional mandatory and conditional requirements.
The directive is obligatory but not directly applicable; therefore, on a national level a Royal Decree has been drawn up to establish the scope and minimum requirements. The state transposition is Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7 regarding the accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector.