CCI Nice Côte d’Azur is determined to make its Websites accessible to as many people as possible, especially people with a disability.
Article 47 of the French law of 11 February 2005 on equal opportunities stipulates that all online services must be accessible to everyone.
All public websites must comply with accessibility standards
French law no. 2005-102 of 11 February 2005 on equal opportunities, participation and citizenship for people with disabilities sets forth the principle by which “each individual with disabilities is entitled to equal access to all the online public communication services offered by public institutions.”
The CCI website and accessibility
The following characteristics have been applied:
- To help users with a visual impairment to read the information available on screens, an alternative text has been included in the pages containing graphics, whenever possible.
- The page models have been designed without any horizontal scrolling.
- A site map is provided, showing how the website is organised and featuring the links to all the main pages.
- Cascading style sheets are used to simplify the HTML code of screen readers and control the page design and style.
- Information is highlighted using high contrast.
- Underlining is only used with hyperlinks. With this website, it was important to us to offer the best conditions for accessing information to each of our online visitors, regardless of their connection mode, device or aptitudes or disabilities. We have set up actions and tools designed to offer improved accessibility. Because we are determined to improve the accessibility of our website even further, we will continue updating this content in order to develop, over the coming months, all the best editorial practices designed to make the screens more user-friendly and easier to use by as many people as possible. Our aim is therefore to meet all the criteria of the W3C’s WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) (silver task force).
You can change the size of the text displayed on a Web page, either by making it larger or smaller. On the toolbar at the top of the Web page, click Display then click Text Size (Internet Explorer) or Zoom (FireFox).
Accessibility of a website
The French law of 12 February 2005, known as the law on equal opportunities, participation and citizenship for people with disabilities, requires public websites to be accessible to everyone, and sets a precise timetable for websites that need to bring their accessibility criteria up to standard. Websites are deemed to be “accessible” if they can be accessed by all individuals in the same way, regardless of the:
- browser used (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.);
- interface (use of the keyboard or mouse);
- access platform (i.e. the operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, IOS, etc.);
- peripheral (17-inch flat-screen monitor, laptop, mobile phone with internet connection, etc.);
- assistive technology used (screen magnifier, Braille terminal or speech synthesis, etc.). These types of assistive technologies help people suffering from a sensory, motor, intellectual or cognitive disability to compensate for their disability so that they can access the information on the website. These assistive technologies are installed on the web user’s device and provide him or her with access to the information on the website if the latter complies with accessibility standards. As a practical illustration, a person with a visual impairment may opt to use “screen magnifier software” (assistive technology) to increase the page size. A blind person will use a Braille terminal or speech synthesis.