HERACLES Programme ensures the accessibility of its Web site by complying with all the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other international organisations. The aim is to provide a Web site that works well for everyone and with any browser.

Our Web site is also accessible from the ease of use perspective because it has been modified so that it can be easily accessed by the greatest number of people, regardless of their experience, abilities or context. It has an easy design and an efficient and straightforward structure.

In addition, most HERACLES Programme Web content complies with level AA accessibility recommendations laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), some of which have been improved upon to increase accessibility.

Text size

You can increase the size of the text that appears by default on this Web site with any modern current browser in the following way:

  • Firefox: Click the “View” menu, choose "Text Size" and then “Increase”. To return to the default value, follow the same steps and choose “Normal”.
  • Opera: Click the “View” menu and choose "Scale". This enables you to increase or decrease the size of the page in steps of 10% or by 150% and 200%. Choose 100% to return to the default value.
  • Safari: Click the “View” menu and choose “Make Text Bigger”. To return to the default value choose “Make Text Smaller”.
  • Internet Explorer: Click the “View” menu and choose “Text Zoom” and then “Larger”. The option “Medium” returns the text to the default value.

Other navigation aids

  • Textual descriptions are provided of images that need explanation because of their importance in using the site.
  • All the pages work without JavaScript being activated.
  • XHTML standard compliance facilitates correct visualisation in different browsers.
  • CSS content positioning without tables enables screen-readers for people with impaired vision and the blind to read the document in a logical order.
  • The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 1.0, published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), have been followed.
  • People with impaired vision can change the text size and colour with the navigator tools. We have provided a style sheet to make printing more user-friendly.

Improving accessibility is a constant process. Please help us continue to improve the accessibility of our Web site by sending us any suggestions you might like to make. Email:

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Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional IMIM - Parc de Salut Mar