The National Statistics Institute is making a considerable effort in order for its online content to be accessible, rregardless of the type of hardware, software, network infrastructure, cultural level and ability of its users.

Within the international scope, the initiative that regulates the norms of accessibility online is the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In Spain, according to Royal Decree 1494/2007, of 12 November, the websites of the public administrations must adapt to the minimum levels of accessibility that comply with priorities 1 and 2 of UNE standard 139803:2012.

Due to the complexity of the INE portal, regarding the great volume of information published, the extension of its documents, the frequency of updating and the age of some of its documents, the adaptation of the pages is being carried out progressively, with the intention of eventually making available a portal with the highest number possible of accessible documents. Currently, almost all of the content of the website complies with priority 1 and 2 (level A and level AA), and many reaches priority 3 (level AAA).

In order to help in checking the recommendations, the most frequently used tools available online are applied. The Web developers have interpreted as objectively as possible whether the HTML code generated by the content patterns adapts to the stated recommendations for those points that can only be checked manually.

Exceptions: Documents in PDF format

At this time, on the INE website, there is a large number of files in PDF format, with very different production origins: print publications, reproductions of the BOE, publications published by Eurostat, etc. For the moment, accessibility for this type of document cannot feasibly be addressed. However, other documents that are in PDF format and that come from word files, will be adapted to the norm posthaste.

Some of the most important actions that are being carried out in order to improve accessibility and usability:

Use of style sheets: presentation of pages controlled by validated style sheets (CSS).

Page identification: each page is clearly identified via the use of metadata.

Language used: we have revised the texts, titles and links so that the language used is as clear and concise as possible.

Text size: in all of the pages, we are implementing the use of fonts with relative size, in such a way that, if the user prefers a larger font, s/he may select it through the text size options of her/his explorer.

Page structure: to facilitate browsing all of the pages on the INE website, the portal is designed with a header and footer common to all content. In addition, from the INE logo, it is always possible to access the homepage.

Date of last review (14th February 2017)

The accessibility of the pages is reviewed before its publication.


We are currently working to improve accessibility on all pages of the portal. If you have difficulties during your visit, due to accessibility or usability problems, it would be very useful to us if you would express this to us, using the contact form electronic format . Likewise, we encourage you to make any pertinent suggestions you consider appropriate. Your personal experience can contribute significantly to the progressive improvement of this portal.