Accessibility: Statement

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Accessibility Statement

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September, on web accessibility and applications for mobile devices in the public sector.

This accessibility statement applies to the site and websites belonging thereto.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with Royal Decree 1112/2018, due to the exceptions and/or noncompliance with the aspects listed below.

Non-accessible content

  1. Non-compliance with the Royal Decree 1112/2018.
    • Multimedia may not fully meet all accessibility requirements.
    • There may be occasional publishing errors in web pages.
    • On some pages, colour contrast may be insufficient.
  2. Disproportionate size.
    • Not applicable.
  3. The content is not within the scope of the applicable legislation.
    • Contents of PDF files or other formats may not fully meet all accessibility requirements.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20 May 2019.

The method used was a self-assessment by UPF.

Last revision of the statement: 7 September 2020.

Observations and contact information

You may write to us concerning accessibility requirements (Article 10.2.a of Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September) via the following contact email -

For example:

  • To report any possible noncompliance by this website.
  • To make a complaint concerning difficulties in accessing the content of this website.
  • To pose any questions or make suggestions for improvement concerning the accessibility of the website.

Communications will be received and processed by the Institutional Communication and Promotion Unit, which is responsible for accessibility at Pompeu Fabra University, which will be forwarded to the relevant officer.

You may file complaints and claims (Articles 12 and 13 of Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September) with the UPF General Registry, either in person or by means of the Suggestions and Complaints form in Procedures of the UPF Online Office.

How to request content in an accessible format

If you require information in a different format, please contact us via stating:

  • your name and contact details
  • the URL where the content is located
  • the format in which the information is required

Application procedure

The application procedure set out in Article 3 of Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September, comes into force on 20 September 2020.

This website is reviewed by the CRUE or the eGovernment Observatory (OBSAE). The last review was conducted in November 2019.

Optional content

The last accessibility review was conducted in September 2020.

UPF's commitment to accessibility

Currently, audits are being conducted to adapt potential nonconformities and achieve full access to the website to allow its use to anyone, regardless of their abilities.

The Guies BibTIC website been designed with the aim of providing universal access to all people who visit it, regardless of their physical, sensorial or cognitive capacities and the technical context in which they are using it (type of device, software, connection speed, environmental conditions, etc.).

We are therefore working to adapt the entire website to follow the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to remove barriers that hinder access to information and communication. These recommendations are set out in the WCAG 2.1 web content accessibility guidelines.

Pompeu Fabra University is committed to meeting the 'Double-A' (AA) conformity level, as required in public administration pursuant to European and Spanish legislation.

Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 establishes the rules required for member states to ensure that all websites and mobile applications in the public sector, regardless of the device used for access thereto, meet the accessibility requirements under standard EN 301 549 v2.1.2 (August 2018) on adequate accessibility requirements for the public contracting of ICT goods and services in Europe.

EN 301 549 v2.1.2 is based principally on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, of August 2018. Specifically, level AA must be met. However, the standard also has other additional, compulsory and conditional requirements.

The directive is binding but it is not directly applicable, hence in Spain, a royal decree has been drawn up, implementing the scope and the requirements at least. The state implementation is Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September, on the accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector.