The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias has undertaken to make its website accessible, in accordance with Royal Decree 1112/2018 of 7 September on the accessibility of websites and applications for mobile in the public sector.

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Compliance status

This website is partially compliance with the Royal Decree 1112/2018 of 7 September on the accessibility of websites and applications for mobile in the public sector due to aspects indicated below.

Non-accessible content

The content bellow is not accessible due to:

  • Lack of compliance with RD 1112/2018. On pages in languages other than spanish, some text may appear in spanish, without the language change being labelled correctly. These cases will be temporary, pending the final machine or human translations. There may be elements of a list that have a description of more than 150 characters without any text markup tag. It may be the case of some label not explicitly associated with a single form field.
  • The content does not fall within the scope of applicable legislation. Some files or web forms published before 20 September 2018 may not fully meet all accessibility requirements. However, efforts have been made to ensure that most of them comply.

Drafting of this accessibility statement

This statement was issued on 4 November 2018, through a self-assessment carried out by IAC itself.

Last accessibility assessment: November 2020.

Remarks and contact details

You can send messages regarding accessibility requirements (article 10.2.a) of RD 1112/2018 such as for example:

  • report any possible breach of this website

  • communicate other difficulties to access the content

  • submit any other consultation or suggestion for improvement relating to website accessibility

Through the email: accesibilidad [at] (accesibilidad[at]iac[dot]es)  or by calling (+34) 922 605 200.

Application procedure

The complaint procedure included in article 13 of RD 1112/2018 will be enforced on 20th of September 2020.

Requests for accessible information, complaints and claims

  • In compliance with Article 12.b, Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7, requests for accessible information and complaints may be submitted as follows:

    Through the Request for accessible information and complaints regarding the IAC internet portal of the electronic headquarters. Your request will be directed to the "IAC IT Services" unit. You must indicate in the type of communication, if it is a complaint or a request for accessible information.

Visualization characteristics

The portal Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias is optimized for Microsoft Edge 17.x and later versions, Firefox 60.x o superior, Opera 12 or higher, Safari 11.x  or higher, and  Google Chrome navigators. In general, the portal can be visualized in any modern navigator that uses CSS and Javascript.

Use of other navigators or versions no longer supported by their originators might allow access to and visualization of the content of the portal, but a complete and adequate visualization, availability of documents, and other functionalities cannot be guaranteed  Updates and navigators can be downloaded from the websites of providers of those programs

The portal is optimized for a resolution of 1.920 x 1.080. If you have a monitor with greater resolution, the font size might be rather small in some cases. However, font sizes have been defined to make it possible to magnify or reduce their sizes by means of the navigator options.

Furthermore, for the correct functioning of the website, it is necessary for the navigator to activate the use of cookies.