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Accessibility statement

The Meteorological Service of Catalonia is committed to making websites accessible in accordance with Royal Decree 1112/2018, of September 7, on accessibility of websites and applications for mobile devices in the public sector (hereinafter, Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7).

This accessibility statement applies to the website https://en.meteocat.gencat.cat/.

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September due to the non-compliances and the exemptions listed below.


Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

  • None compliance with Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7:
    • The website contains images, maps and graphs without textual alternatives.
    • The header structure is not suitable on all pages.
    • The reading sequence is not always meaningful. The order of the focus is also not adequate on some occasions.
    • Color is used to convey information without offering alternatives.
    • Text resizing can cause overlapping and hiding of content.
    • Contrast between text and background in some non-textual elements may be insufficient for some user profiles.
    • Text spacing cannot always be modified properly.
    • Some functionalities are not accessible through keyboard.
    • In some of them, keyboard focus can get caught in the navigation.
    • This focus not always is visible.
    • Moving elements are detected, without a mechanism to stop them.
    • There is no mechanism to skip repeated blocks from the pages.
    • Links do not always contain enough contextual information.
    • The headings and labels of some pages contain texts that may not be sufficiently understandable for some users.
    • The W3C automatic validator indicates that there are some errors in the HTML and CS code.
    • Some functionalities are not accessible by using a screen reader.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on May 13, 2021.

The method used to prepare the declaration was the external accessibility audit carried out by the web accessibility consultant TOTHOMweb.

The statement was last reviewed on: May 13, 2021.


Observations and contact information


You may send communications regarding the accessibility requirements (Article 10.2.a) of Royal Decree 1112/2018 of September 7, through the following mailbox.

For example:

  • Reporting any possible non-compliance by this website.
  • Reporting any difficulty in accessing content.
  • Making any other queries or suggestions for improving accessibility to the website.

The communications will be received and transferred by the General Directorate of Citizens' Services of the Department of the Vice-Presidency, Economy and Treasury, as the department responsible for web accessibility in the region.

Requests for accessible information and complaints

In order to make requests for accessible information and complaints (article 12 of Royal Decree 1112/2018), please go to the "Content accessible on the website" procedure and then the "Request accessible information or make a complaint" modality.

Any natural or legal person may make complaints concerning compliance with the requirements of Royal Decree 1112/2018 and request information concerning content that is excluded from the scope of this regulation.

Applications and complaints are registered in accordance with the requirements established by the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations Act 39/2015 of 1 October.

Application procedure

The application procedure set out in Article 13 of Royal Decree 1112/2018 can be initiated at the "Content accessible on the website" procedure through the "Claim an application" modality.

If, once a request for accessible information or complaint has been made, it has been dismissed, you disagree with the decision made, or the response does not meet the requirements of Article 12.5 of RD 1112/2018, you may file a claim to

  • know and oppose the reasons for the rejection
  • urge the adoption of appropriate measures in if you do not agree with the decision made
  • state the reasons why you consider that the answer does not meet the requirements.

A claim can also be initiated in the event that 20 business days have elapsed and you have not received a response.