FADIR – UFMS follows new standard digital identity model of the federal government, which meets the main accessibility guidelines recommended for the web
The term accessibility means include people with disabilities in activities such as the use of products, services and information. Some examples are the buildings with access ramps for wheelchair and adapted bathrooms for the disabled.
On the internet, accessibility refers mainly to WCAG recommendations (World Content Accessibility Guide) W3C and in the case of the Brazilian Government to e-MAG (Model Accessibility in Electronic Government). E-MAG is in line with international recommendations, but sets standards of behavior for accessible government websites.
At the top of the Portal Brazil there is an accessibility bar where standard navigation shortcuts and the option to change the contrast. These tools are available in all portal pages.
The standards of the federal government shortcuts are:
Press and hold down the Alt key while you single-tap the 1 key on any portal page. It will take you to the page’s main content.
Press and hold down the Alt key while you single-tap the 2 key on any portal page. It will take you to the main menu.
Press and hold down the Alt key while you single-tap the 3 key on any portal page. It will take you to its internal search.
In Firefox, press and hold down simultaneously Alt + Shift while you single-tap the number key.
In Firefox on Mac OS hold down simultaneously Ctrl + Alt while you single-tap the number key.
In Opera, the keys are Shift + Escape + number. When you press only Shift + Escape, you find a window with all the page ACCESSKEY alternatives.
At the end of this text, you can download some files that best explain the term accessibility and how it should be implemented on websites.
Laws and decrees on accessibility:
- Decree No. 5296 of December 2, 2004 (http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_Ato2004-2006/2004/Decreto/D5296.htm).
- Decree No. 6949 of August 25, 2009 – promulgates the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol, signed in New York on March 30, 2007 (http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_ato2007-2010/2009/decreto/d6949.htm).
- Decree No. 7,724, of May 16, 2012 – Regulates Law No. 12,527, which provides for access to information (http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_ato2011-2014/2012/Decreto/D7724.htm).
- Electronic Government Accessibility Model (http://www.governoeletronico.gov.br/acoes-e-projetos/e-MAG).
- Ordinance No. 03 of May 7, 2007 – .pdf format (35,5Kb) – Establishes Model Accessibility in Electronic Government – e-MAG (http://www.governoeletronico.gov.br/biblioteca/arquivos/portaria-no-03-de-07-05-2007).
Text taken from: http://www.brasil.gov.br/acessibilidade