The term accessibility means to include people with disabilities in activities such as the use of products, services and information. A few examples are the buildings with access ramps for wheelchair and adapted bathrooms.
On the internet, accessibility refers mainly to the WCAG recommendations (World Content Accessibility Guide) W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and in the case of the Brazilian Government to the e-MAG (Model Accessibility in Electronic Government). The e-MAG is in line with international recommendations, but sets standards of behavior for accessible government websites.
At the top of the website, there is an accessibility bar, with standard navigation shortcuts and the option to change the contrast. These tools are available in all websites.
At the end of this page, you can download files that best explain the accessibility initiative and how it should be implemented on the websites, all in Portuguese versions.
Laws and decrees on accessibility:
• Decree No. 5296 of December 2, 2004
• 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.
• Decree No. 7,724, of May 16, 2012 - Regulates Law No. 12,527, which provides for access to information.
• Electronic Government Accessibility Model
• Order No. 03 of May 7, 2007 - Establishes Model Accessibility in Electronic Government – e-MAG