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Accessibility statement

The National Geographic Institute is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with Royal Decree 1112/2018 of 7 September on the accessibility of public sector websites and applications for mobile devices.

This accessibility statement applies to the website and excludes content from other domains.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with Royal Decree 1112/2018 due to certain exceptions and non-compliance of some aspects.

Non-accessible content

1. Non-compliance with Royal Decree 1112/2018

This website presents some non-accessible elements according to the following aspects of the UNE-EN 301549:2019 standard, considering the exceptions of RD 1112/2018:

  • Provide text alternatives for any non-text content.
  • Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text.
  • All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes, except where the underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the user's movement and not just the endpoints.
  • The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general.
  • Any keyboard operable user interface has a mode of operation where the keyboard focus indicator is visible.
  • If an input error is automatically detected and suggestions for correction are known, then the suggestions are provided to the user, unless it would jeopardize the security or purpose of the content.
  • In content implemented using markup languages, elements have complete start and end tags, elements are nested according to their specifications, elements do not contain duplicate attributes, and any IDs are unique, except where the specifications allow these features.

2. Disproportionate load

Not applicable.

3. Content not considered within the scope of the applicable legislation.

Royal Decree 1112/2018 establishes in its Article 3.4 the causes for exclusion from application of said Royal Decree and among them, in its letter D, the following is found:

Online mapping and cartography services, provided that the essential information is provided in a digitally accessible form in the case of maps intended for navigation.

Consequently, the cartography included in some pages published on this website is excluded from the scope of application of Royal Decree 1112/2018.

Preparation of the present accessibility statement =

This declaration was prepared on 2 November 2021.

The method used to prepare the declaration has been a self-assessment carried out by the body itself.

Last revision of the declaration: May, 2023.

Comments and contact details

You can make communications on accessibility requirements (article 10.2.a) of Royal Decree 1112/2018 such as:

  • To report any possible non-compliance of this website
  • Communicate other difficulties in accessing the content
  • Formulate any other query or suggestion for improvement relating to the accessibility of the website.

By sending an e-mail to the following address:, or by calling to this phone number: +34 91 597 96 95

You can submit:

  • A Complaint regarding compliance with the requirements of Royal Decree 1112/2018.
  • A request for accessible information relating to:
    • Content that is excluded from the scope of application of RD 1112/2018 as established by Article 3, paragraph 4.
    • Content that is exempt from compliance with the accessibility requirements because it imposes a disproportionate load.

Communications, complaints and requests for accessible information will be received and processed by the National Centre for Geographic Information autonomous organism.

Complaint procedure

If a request for accessible information or complaint has been made and it has been rejected, the interested party does not agree with the decision adopted, or the response does not meet the requirements considered in article 12.5, the interested party may initiate a complaint. A complaint may also be lodged if a reply has not been received within twenty working days.

The complaints procedure set out in Article 13 of Royal Decree 1112/2018 came into force on 20 September 2020.

Optional content

The website is optimised for the following browsers, Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or higher, Edge, Firefox, Safari 5.1 or higher, Opera 15 or higher, iOS 6.1 or higher, Android 4.1 or higher. And it is designed for responsive viewing on devices such as tablet and mobile.

The National Geographic Institute's main objective is to make its website as accessible and usable as possible. For this reason, it has been designed to adapt to the standards and regulations in force in relation to accessibility, for which purpose revisions are carried out prior to the publication of new content.

In any case, the portal is partially accessible and it is therefore possible that you may find some pages that do not adapt 100% to the standards.