The objective of the World Blindness Summit is that all people, regardless of having a disability, age or accessing the Internet through unconventional technologies, may use an accessible website and can browse the pages of this site without encountering difficulties.
For this purpose, the development of the World Blindness Summit website has been based on compliance with the Website 2.0 Content Accessibility Guidelines established by the W3C (World Wide Website Consortium).
Some of the features that are implemented in the World Blindness Summit Website in order to enable correct web accessibility to all the contents of the site with greater ease are:
The visual characteristics of the portal (typeface, font colour and background, etc.) are defined by the style sheet so that the user can adjust the text to their preferences.
Font sizes have been defined with relative units so the font size can be expanded or decreased via browser options.
If a user accesses the page with a browser that does not support stylesheets, it will not be a problem, since all contents can be accessed with CSS disabled.
The pages have a clear structure for both the user who can see all the content, as well as for those who read the information with a screen reader, users who deactivate the style sheet, etc. Under this objective, section headers, lists and all the features that help the general understanding of the website have been defined using the HTML code.
The HTML and CSS code used conforms to formal grammars to guarantee the correct display of the contents in different browsers.