Accessibility on the ABANCA website
We are proud to say that since August 14th, 2019 this website has an AA accessibility level certified by AENOR.
AENOR is one of the main recognized institutions in the field of certifications and its certificates are recognized internationally.
To guarantee proper access to all users, the website is optimized for the most popular browsers as well as for other less common ones. Additionally, we have reviewed the proper functioning of the browsing by using text-only browsers and deactivating styles and images.
This website has an accessibility menu that we created and it is located in the drop-down menu at the top bar of this page. By clicking on "Accessibility options", you can see the following options: make text bigger or smaller, altered color contrast with color with dark background and altered color contrast with light background.
In order to provide the system with the most advanced security and protection mechanisms, we recommend installing the latest version of your browser. You can do so via the following links, depending on the browser that you use:
What is accessibility?
Accessibility is the degree to which people can use an object, visit a place or access a service, regardless of their technical, cognitive or physical abilities.
To increase accessibility, certain tools are used to help overcome obstacles or environmental barriers. Thanks to these aids, people who have any kind of disability can carry out the same activity as someone without any disability. Some of these technical aids include the braille alphabet, sign language, wheelchairs, auditory signals for streetlights, etc.
Accessibility is a right that ensures a person can enter, visit and stay in a place safely, comfortably and independently. In order to do this, the physical barriers must be eliminated.
In technology, accessibility includes aids such as high-contrast or large typefaces, screen magnifiers, screen readers, voice recognition programs, adapted keyboards, and other information input devices.
Accessibility applied to Internet content is called web accessibility. On the Web, W3C has developed specific guidelines or standards to ensure this type of accessibility. The work group within W3C in charge of promoting it is WAI, which has developed standards for accessibility to web content (WCAG 1.0 y 2.0).
Accessibility and disability
Disabilities that affect web accessibility may include:
- Visual: in its various degrees, from low vision to total blindness, in addition to problems with distinguishing colors, also known as color blindness.
- Motor: difficulty or inability to use the hands, as well as tremors, muscle slowness, etc. Among others, these may be caused by diseases such as Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, cerebral paralysis, or the absence of limbs.
- Auditory: deafness or auditory deficiencies.
- Cognitive: learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.) or cognitive disabilities that affect memory, attention, logical abilities, etc.