The Biomedical Diagnostic Center has fulfilled its commitment to ensuring accessibility of its website by adhering to the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other international organizations. The objective was to create a site that works best for everyone on any Internet access device.
Our website is also amenable from the viewpoint of ease of use. It has been designed with an effective, clear structure to facilitate its use by the maximum number of persons, regardless of their experience, background, or capabilities.
In the majority of its contents, the Biomedical Diagnostic Center website meets the double A accessibility level defined in the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines (expanded in some points), as well as additional recommendations to improve accessibility.
The default text size appearing on this website can be increased in any modern browser as follows:
• Firefox: Click on the “View” menu, select the “Text Size” option, and then select “Increase”. By following the same steps and selecting “Reset”, the text will return to the default size.
• Opera: Click on the “View” menu and select "Zoom". This option increases or decreases the page size by percentages, such as 10%, 150%, or 200%. Select 100% to return to the default text size.
• Safari: Click on the “View” menu and choose the “Make text bigger” option. To return to the default text size, choose the “Make text smaller” option.
• Internet Explorer: Click on the “View” menu”, choose “Text Size”, and then select “Larger”. The option "Medium" returns text to the default size.
• Text descriptions of the content of images that require a written explanation because they fulfill some type of function.
• Compliance with the XHTML standard to facilitate correct display on different browsers.
• Content is positioned by CSS and without tables. Thus, screen readers for blind and visually impaired people can read the document in a logical manner.
• The Web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG), version 1.0, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of W3C have been followed.
• The font size and colors can be changed to suit visually challenged people using the navigation tools. A stylesheet is available to make printing more user friendly.
Improving accessibility should be an ongoing process. To help us improve our website, we invite you to send us your suggestions using our Contact form.