Accessibility of our interactive catalogues
Web accessibility is defined by W3C as one of the components of e-accessibility:
„Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web.
More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.
Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging.”
Accessibility targets various users:
- people with vision impairments (blindness, blurred vision, colour blindness…)
- people with hearing impairments (total deafness, partial deafness…)
- people with disabilities associated with aging
- It is estimated that there are 1.2 million people with vision impairments in France. Of these, the number of the blind (in the administrative sense) is 200,000.
The user equipment in terms of assistive technology is highly variable and heterogeneous:
- Alternative keyboards
- Braille devices
- Screen readers (Jaws pay solution, NVDA free-of-charge solution…)
- Voice synthesis tools (Windows, Voice over for Mac, Smartphones and tablets…)
- Screen magnifiers (zoom text magnifier)
- Setting standard web browsers accessibility
Recommendations and standards
- WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) international recommendations
- RGAA standards implemented in France
Considering the case heterogeneity and user equipment, we think that it is desirable not to force the user to use certain tools, but rather to put at his disposal the best content so that his own support tools, he is used to, render the content under the best possible terms for him.
To that effect, we recommend the standard solution: accessible HTML.
Last but not least, we consider that it is essential that accessibility services be provided by experts
Thus, the user personally sets
- vocalisation speed
- font size
using the tool he is used to.
- Accessible HTML: HTML converted code of your publication in compliance with WCAG and RGAA standards
- Accessibility certification
- The deliverable shall be undoubtedly tested by a visually impaired person.