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Accessibility

This website was, too, developed thinking about people with special needs. So, we used the latest and universal accessibility standards, which provide a good browsing experience to all who visit this site, regardless of their limitations.

It was our intention to build a website in accordance to WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0) and with the specifications of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). For this we used XHTML 1.0 and CSS standards. We are not responsible, however, for content which by their nature are inaccessible to some users, as in case of videos. The website has been optimised for Internet Explorer 9.0 or a later version, with resolution of 1120x768 pixels and viewing characters in "medium" option.

Keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl + to increase font size
Ctrl - to decrease font size
Ctrl 0 (Zero) - to reset font size

Visualizers

To view all the pages correctly, you must verify that you have installed the following programs: Acrobat Reader and Flash Player or Shockwave. If not, you can get them for free at the following sites:

High contrast mode

To view pages in high contrast mode, follow these steps:

1. On Internet Explorer, on the Tools Menu, click Internet options and, on the General tab, click the Accessibility button
2. Check the checkboxes Ignore Colors Specified on Webpages, Ignore Font Styles Specified on Webpages and Ignore Font Sizes specified on Webpages and then click OK.

Related links

Access of UMIC - Accessibility to Citizens with special needs in information society
http://www.acesso.umic.pt/

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, of W3C's
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG2AAA-Conformance

Acessibilidade.net/CERTIC of UTAD
http://www.acessibilidade.net

Microsoft Accessibility - Technology for Everyone
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/

IBM - Accessibility Center
http://www-03.ibm.com/able/
 
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