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Web accessibility

“Web accessibility” refers to the ability to access a Web site and its content by as many people as possible, no matter what their navigation context or physical disabilities.

By “navigation context” we mean devices, browsers, Internet connection speed, browser or computer configuration, environmental conditions, etc.

Disabilities are understood to be visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive.


Declaration of Commitment

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has created a Web site guaranteeing content accessibility compliant to the accessibility guidelines established by the Working Group WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative,, belonging to the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

Using the Web standards established by this organization W3C permits correct viewing of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Web site on different devices and platforms and the appropriate printing out of its content.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or problems with respect to our Web site, please contact us by sending an e-mail to the following address:


Navigation aids

Variable font size

Relative units, such as text size, have been used in different aspects of designing this Web site. Its pages can be correctly viewed in any resolution and users can change the text size if they have this option enabled. can change the text size if they have this option enabled.


Site map

Users will find the Web site page contents on the site map.


Breadcrumb trail

Users will always know what section/subsection of the Web site they are in thanks to the breadcrumb trail indication at the top of the page.



Internet Explorer 4.0, Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox:
ALT + Hotkey

Later versions of Internet Explorer 5:
ALT + Hotkey + ENTER

CAPS LOCK + ESC (to activate hotkeys)

CONTROL + Hotkey



The following hotkeys are provided for this Web site:

  1. Go to the languages menu
  2. Go to the Search engine
  3. Go to the Home page
  4. Go to the Accessibility page
  5. Go to the Site map
  6. Go to the Contact page
  7. Go to content


Jump to content

Users using text-only or voice browsers (screen readers) can jump directly to the navigation menu and content of each page by means of the links Go to the main menu and Go to content, which are located at the top of each page of this Web site, by pressing hotkeys 1 and 2 respectively.


Image description

All of the images contained in this Web site are accompanied by their corresponding backup descriptions in order to make them understandable for users who are unable to see them.


Link recognition

Placing the cursor over any link in this Web site will bring up more information on the description of accessible content.