WEB ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE GENERAL SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING

The website for our General Shareholders' Meeting 2020 meets the Double A standard for accessibility

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Iberdrola has certified its website dedicated to the General Shareholders' Meeting 2020 based on the Double A standard for accessibility according to the World Wide Web Consortium and Spanish legislation. The company is thus maintaining its commitment to promoting accessibility to its corporate web page so that everyone is able to access it equally.

Iberdrola's General Shareholders' Meeting 2020 public website meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), at Double A level, as well as the UNE Standard 139803:2012, also at Double A level. This has been certified by ILUNION — a company which is part of ONCE (National Organisation of the Blind in Spain) — following the audit carried out on 15 March which concluded that the website in question has no accessibility barriers.

Web accessibility is the combination of technology and standards of implementation and design that enable the greatest possible number of people to use the Internet, including those who have some form of disability. The Double A standard is the intermediate level set by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the W3C and the one most commonly required. It is awarded to those pages that meet advanced criteria of web accessibility, such as the availability of subtitles for videos and the facility to increase text size, among others.

The WCAG are recommendations for web site accessibility. Their purpose is to ensure that all types of pages, including multimedia pages, work correctly for all users. In general, for a website to be accessible, no special design is necessary. It is sufficient for it to be flexible so that people can interact with it from different input devices (keyboard, mouse, etc.) and for the different technologies that it uses (Flash, Java, PDF or other plug-ins) to be compatible with accessibility.

In addition, these measures ensure that the pages are more manageable. By making browsing easier and allowing access to pages from various devices, their user experience, usability and search engine positioning are improved.

IBERDROLA, COMMITTED TO ACCESSIBILITY

Iberdrola has made it a prime objective to ensure that everyone, regardless of disabilities, age or the type of technology used, is able to navigate its website without encountering access problems. With this in mind, the design of its corporate website has been based on compliance with the WCAG, which also represent the basis of standards such as ISO/IEC 40500 and UNE 139803:2012.

Following certification of the section dedicated to the General Shareholders' Meeting 2020, the company is continuing to work with ILUNION Tecnología y Accesibilidad to renew the Accessibility certificate [PDF] issued in 2017 for the corporate website.

Iberdrola is working to curtail the use of text images on its corporate website and to increase the level of contrast of some items, as well as on other measures. However, should you encounter any difficulty in accessing the information on our website or have any suggestions or queries about accessibility, please contact us at cdc@iberdrola.com.