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Accessibility to this Website

The Museu Picasso website is part of the city website, bcn.cat, and is committed to developing a web page without any visual or technological obstacles, so that it is accessible for the greatest number of users possible.

To achieve this goal, the bcn website applies the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) standard adopted by the European Union with the aim of Barcelona City Council websites complying with AA-level accessibility guidelines. The main aim of the guidelines is to direct website design and programming so that the content may easily be converted into other formats, be understandable and able to be browsed.

Applying these standards, all those who have difficulty in using a website, including people suffering from certain disabilities, may access the contents successfully. It is for this reason that when there are contents with high interactivity levels, Flash programming or others requiring visual recreation suitable for the material held in the Museum, there will be an alternative HTML version which is more accessible, although not as visually elaborate, containing the same information and content thoroughness.

For further information on web accessibility and how to change the text size and visual design, please see the bcn set-up page.

How to use the listen function on our web site.

ReadSpeaker Captura de pantalla del botó "escoltar"

ReadSpeaker allows the text on the website to be read out loud to you. It provides you assistance if you have trouble reading text online. By having the text read out loud to you, you can understand the information on the website more easily. This makes the content more accessible and the website more pleasant to visit. As a user you don’t have to download anything.

How does it work?

Listen to the main content

You simply click the Listen button to listen to the webpage's content:
Screenshot of listen button

An audio player appears (see image below) and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text of the webpage out loud.
Screenshot of the control panel

In the player you can:

  • -Pause/restart the reading
  • -Stop the reading
  • -Use the progress bar to navigate in the audio
  • -Adjust the volume
  • -Click the settings icon to adjust the behavior of the service
  • -Click the download icon to download the audio file
  • -Close the player

You can use tab/shift+tab to navigate inside the player and press enter to activate a certain button or link.

Listen to selected text

You can select a part of the text that you want to listen to and then press the pop-up Listen button that appears next to the mouse pointer. When you click the pop-up Listen button, an audio player appears (see the image below) and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text you have selected.
Screenshot of pop-up player


In the settings menu, you can:

  • -Choose whether you want to have the text highlighted while read
  • -Choose whether you want the text highlighted on a word and sent-ence basis, sentence only, or word only
  • Choose style and colors for the highlighting
  • -Choose whether you want the reading speed to be slow, medium, or fast
  • -Choose whether you want the page to scroll automatically to follow the highlighted text
  • -Choose whether you want the pop-up Listen button to be shown when text is selected

Screenshot of the settings page