EU and Comparative Law Issues and Challenges
Eclic Conference is committed to making its websites accessible in accordance with the Act on the Accessibility of Websites and Programming Solutions for Mobile Devices of Public Sector Bodies in the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette No. 17/19; hereinafter referred to as: the Act) transposing the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (OJ L 327, 2.12.2016).
This Accessibility Statement applies to the website of the Eclic Conference, https://eclic-conference.com.
The website https://eclic-conference.com is partially compliant with the Act due to the non-compliances (non-accessible content) listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
- Some .pdf files contained in the publications were not entirely created by exporting from the source file from Microsoft Office Word with the choice of accessibility options, but by scanning printed documents, ie they are not accessible because they are not properly prepared for screen readers;
- some images and files do not have an appropriate textual description (alt text);
- pdf files do not open in a new window (tab) of the browser, and .doc and .ppt files are available only as downloads;
- the end user is not allowed to fully use all the contents of the web page with HTML5 elements;
- the names of individual links should specify more specifically the content behind them;
- there is no possibility to include a font for people with dyslexia;
- the contrast of text, text frames and images is not completely harmonized with the background of the page;
- the flashing elements of the website are not clearly marked;
- one part of the menu is activated by moving the mouse;
- keyboard navigation within the website is partially enabled;
- all published photos do not have an appropriate description;
- <h> elements are not used for all titles, and text elements are used for paragraphs <p>;
- not all texts are aligned on the left margin;
- Audio and video content are missing subtitles.
Eclic Conference is working on addressing the above non‑compliances.
With respect to all misalignments, Eclic Conference temporarily demands the exception due to disproportionate burden in line with Article 8. of the Act.
In line with the Article 3. of the Act, Eclic Conference classifies the .pdf files published prior to 23 September 2019 as archive files, so those files are exempted from the implementation of the Act.
Technical limitations of the current web architecture prevent the full alignment of the Eclic Conference website with the Accessibility Act, which manifests as somewhat difficult browsing the website for persons with disabilities, considering the complexity of the main site and other sites and as limited number of possible browsing manners and complex procedures for uploading materials.
Improving the accessibility level
Considering that there are certain shortcomings, Eclic Conference will remove them in time, in line with the recommendations for the improvement of the system accessibility and with the goal of achieving full alignment with the Act on the Accessibility of Websites and Programming Solutions for Mobile Devices of Public Sector Bodies in the Republic of Croatia.
Preparation of this Accessibility Statement
This Statement was prepared on 17 September 2020, according to the Model Accessibility Statement in accordance with the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies, as set out in the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1523.
The assessment of compliance with accessibility requirements has been the result of a self-assessment of the Eclic Conference.
The Statement has been last assessed on 6 September 2021. Eclic Conference will regularly revise this Statement after addressing the causes behind the inaccessibility of some of the content.
Feedback and contact information
If you notice any non-compliant website content that has not been included in this Statement, please report it to the Eclic Conference.
All queries regarding the accessibility of the Eclic Conference website can be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Information Commissioner of the Republic of Croatia is a government body responsible for monitoring the compliance of websites and programming solutions for mobile devices of the public sector bodies with the accessibility requirements, as well as supervision of the enforcement of the Act.
In case of an unsatisfactory response to a notice or a request for feedback on the accessibility of this website, users can contact the Information Commissioner by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Accessibility features for disabled persons
Enabling of the digital accessibility of the official website of the Eclic Conference contains the descriptions of methods used to make the website as accessible to the users – persons with disabilities related to sight (colour vision deficiency, ambylopia, blindness), motor skills (partial of full loss of arms, muscle weakness, involuntary movements, tremor, loss of fine motor skills), hearing (partial of full deafness), learning disabilities (language, reading, dyslexia, writing), as well as instructions on what to do in order to send us your questions or comments.
Website https://eclic-conference.com can be viewed on screens with a wide range of sizes, and the font size may be adjusted to the needs of the user. The website also features a built-in browser, simplifying the search for information.
It is possible to browse the https://eclic-conference.com website by using the special screen reader for the blind persons, the hand-held device, the screen magnifier and in case of slow or limited connectivity (56 kb modem).
We believe that the website of the Eclic Conference meets or exceeds the demands of the Criteria A defined in the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WCAG WAI) 2.0 guidelines.
The website is continuously improved in order to conform with the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0” and to be aligned with the new (WCAG) 2.1and the standard (WAI-ARIA) 1.1.
Website https://eclic-conference.com supports the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), together with the European Disability Forum (EDF), the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (ISOC DISAB) and the International Centre Disability Resource on the Internet (ICDRI).
Changing the settings of font and display size
The size of the font can be changed via the accessibility option of the website in the top right section of the screen or using the option for changing the font size in the browser settings. The website accessibility option enables the activation of a more readable font, which transposes the text into Arial font.
Navigation using the keyboard
It is possible to navigate the website using the keyboard by pressing the Tab key, which places the focus on the first item on the site, while pressing the Enter key enables the selection of an item. By pressing the Tab key again, the focus is shifted to the next item that can be selected on the website. By pressing the Shift + Tab key again, the focus is shifted to the previous item that can be selected on the website. It is possible to switch on the emphasis of certain elements by using the Tab key.
Text of the links
Links to external content or to content within the website are clearly visible and written using font different from the usual text on the website; it is possible to make them more visible by colouring the elements they are located in and/or by underlining the lilnk.
We checked the palette of various combinations of colours of the text and the background in order to select the appropriate contrast. We took care that the colour was not the only element pointing at the information. In case of lesser readability, it is possible to switch to the contrast of white background and black text or invert the current colour scheme.
Alternative text for images and graphics
Images can be displayed as their text alternative and can be switched to the monochromatic form
The elements of the header, the body and the footer
The structure of the site is shown via the elements of the header, the body and the footer in the HTML form, in line with the assistive technologies enabling the navigation through the page from its header to footer.
The contents are structured in an appropriate manner and CSS-marked. The contents of the website are accessible even if the style templates are not supported or their display is not enabled.
In case you encounter difficulties browsing the https://eclic-conference.com webiste using old versions of Web browsers, we advise you to upgrade to the latest version (they are all free). Alternatively, you can switch off the cascading style sheets (CSS) in your Web browser.