What makes a site accessible?
Regarding accessibility, the definition adopted by the W3C is:
« Making the Web and its services available to all individuals, regardless of hardware or software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, physical or mental aptitude. »
Accessibility to our website
Our website has been designed in order to respect the active accessibility standards. It may happen that some pages contain a temporary deviation from these rules. If you find that this error persists, please contact us to report it.
Efforts implemented for the creation of the site:
- Respect of HTML standards, allowing the simplified use of screen readers such as Jaws.
- Establishing alternatives for any content that can cause a loss of information: images, scripts, etc.
- Respect of contrast standards for good readability.
- Setting up simplified navigation: titles of relevant links, keyboard shortcuts, sitemap, search engine, internal navigation for long pages, etc.
- Separation of content and presentation, allowing you to import your own styles and to enlarge or reduce font sizes.
Keyboard access keys
These keys are determined by convention for a quick access to the main elements of a website.
- Accessibility rules: hotkey = « 0 »
- Home: hotkey = « 1 »
- Go to navigation : hotkey = « m »
- Skip navigation: hotkey = « s »
- Go to content: hotkey = « c »
- Direct access to the internal search engine : hotkey = « 4 »
- Sitemap : hotkey = « 3 »
- Contact page : hotkey = « 7 »
To use the shortcuts from your browser (each browser has its own key combination that we associate with the access keys listed above for direct access)::
- Internet Explorer : Alt + Shift + [ hotkey ], then Enter
- Firefox : Alt + Shift + [ hotkey ]
- Google Chrome : Alt + Shift + [ hotkey ]
- Opera : Esc + Shift + [ hotkey ] Safari : Alt + Shift+ [ hotkey ]
You can adjust the font size to suit your reading needs, using a specific function in your browser.
To enlarge / reduce the text size:
- With various browsers: Ctrl and mouse wheel
- Internet Explorer: go to View then Text Size and choose.
- Firefox, Mozilla or Netscape: Ctrl and "+" key on the numeric keypad to increase and Ctrl plus "-" key.
- Opera : press "+" or "-" on the keypad, or go to the View menu, then Zoom and choose.
The framing of a site is not always designed with a view to increasing (or reducing) the font size. Some browsers will disable formatting to only display the text and images: Firefox, Mozilla: in the 'View' menu, select 'page style' then 'no style' Internet Explorer: does not allow disabling.
Some media on the site require the installation of software if you do not yet have it. Here is a list of the software and the links to download it:
- Reading PDF documents. To read these documents, you need Acrobat Download Acrobat Reader (free)
- Viewing flash animations. To view these, you need the latest version of the Flash player Download the Flash player (free).