Statement of Accessibility and Usability

The Hydrographic Institute undertakes to provide the Website AanchorScientific Collaboration Portal, in accordance with the Decree-Law no. 83/2018, of 19 October, which transposes Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and Council on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications.

I. Status of compliance

The Website AanchorScientific Collaboration Portal Hydrographic Institute is plenamente conforme with the Decree-law no. 83/2018, of 19 October.

II. Preparation of this statement of accessibility

This statement was updated on 2023-02-09.

In accordance with div 9 of the DL no. 83/2018, entities must adopt the following monitoring procedures. Procedures A) and B) are mandatory. Procedure C) is recommended.

A. Automatic assessments carried out

  1. (2023-02-09). Report: Accessibility Practices Validation
    • Tool used: accessMonitor
    • Sample: 10 pages.
    • Main results (summary): In a total of 10 pages, a score of 10 was achieved in the AccessMonitor scale (1-10), having obtained the following levels of conformity in 100% of the pages.

B. Manual assessments carried out:

  1. (2023-02-09). Report: Checklist "Conteúdos"
    • Sample: 10 pages.
    • Main results (heuristics met/total applied heuristics): 15/15

C. Usability tests with people with disabilities:

The Website has not yet been tested with disabled users.

III. Contact and request of information regarding the Website

To contact, send suggestions, make complaints or request additional information regarding the contents and/or functionalities present on the the Website of Hydrographic Institute, please use the following means:

IV. Other evidence

The Website AanchorScientific Collaboration Portal do Hydrographic Institute is certified with the seal bronze of usability and accessibility. The publishing of the seal bronze it means that the website AanchorScientific Collaboration Portal:

  • passes the “Contents” checklist
  • passes the accessibility testing batteries, from an automatic validation tool commonly used in the market, for ‘AA’ compliance


V. Denunciation of situations of discrimination

According to div 13.1 of Decree-Law no. 83/2018, of 19 October, whenever a person with disability is treated less favourably than another person in a comparable situation has been or will be treated, which constitutes a discriminatory practice against persons with disabilities, provided for and punished under the terms of div 4 of Law no. 46/2006, of 28 August, that person may, in accordance with the provisions of Decree-Law no. 34/2007, of 15 February, file a complaint.

The National Institute for Rehabilitation (INR, I.P.), provides a form to report situations of discrimination, forwarding the complaints submitted to the competent authorities. Every year, the INR, I.P. prepares an annual report on the application of the law that prohibits and punishes discrimination on the grounds of disability and the existence of an aggravated health risk (Law no. 46/2006, of 28 August).

This Statement of Accessibility and Usability was created with the help of the WAI-Tools PT v1.5 Generator, developed in the scope of the WAI-Tools project, of which AMA is an integral part. The Statement was conceived in accordance with Decree-Law no. 83/2018, of 19 October.