Description of the Web Accessibility Symbol
A globe, marked with a grid, tilts at an angle. A keyhole is cut into its surface.
Web Accessibility Symbol
The Web Accessibility Symbol does not guarantee that the website is fully accessible. Its use “denotes, on the part of webmasters, a concern about providing the website with accessibility functions that will meet the needs of disabled people” (NCAM).
The use of this symbol is voluntary, and only shows an effort to increase accessibility to a website, in compliance with the Decision No 155/2007 of the Council of Ministers on the accessibility by citizens with special needs to Government websites or those of central government services and public entities. It does not correspond to a certification process started by any certifying entity.
There is no guarantee that a website posting that symbol is fully accessible or even that it has been designed in compliance with accessibility guidelines.
Not all areas in this website are fully accessible. It is the case of the following areas, due to their characteristics:
Chart consultation – charts correspond to a graphical representation of the statistical tables that may be obtained from the website; however, they provide the same information as tables. Digital library – this library contains all publications issued from 1865 to 2000 by Statistics Portugal and its predecessors, within a framework which today corresponds to the National Statistical System. They are presented in “.tif” image format, inhibiting the creation of an accessible version. Nonetheless, Statistics Portugal plans to fully redraft this area in the future, paying special attention to accessibility issues. Manipulation of statistical tables – This facility permits rows and columns to be exchanged in a given table. The required information, however, may be obtained from the default table, which is accessible. Territorial breakdown – This component presents the graphical representation, through ortophotomaps (aerial photographs), of the different territorial units, be it administrative, statistical divisions or other.