Sogaris’ website is in compliance with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) development norms and international standards in the framework of its Web Accessibility Initiative, WAI level 1 as well as HTML 5 and CSS 3.
WHAT IS WEB ACCESSIBILITY?
On February 12th 2015, the French National Assembly has published the “disabled people’s equality of rights and chances, participation and citizenship” (« loi pour l’égalité des droits et des chances, la participation et la citoyenneté des personnes handicapées »).
This law commands all public websites to be accessible to all and comply with an accurate calendar regarding websites updating to standards.
A website is considered as being “accessible” when any category of person can access it equivalently regardless of:
- the browser which is being used (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.);
- the interface (keyboard or mouse);
- the access platform (that is to say the operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, etc.);
- the display peripheral device (a 17 inch screen, a laptop, a tablet, a mobile phone, etc.);
- the “technical assistance” used (a screen magnifier, a refreshable Braille display, speech synthesis or others).
Regarding this last issue, it is necessary to specify that these are technical aid which will allow people with sensory, motor, intellectual or cognitive impairment to offset their disability in order to get access to the information displayed on the site.
In order to give some practical examples, a visually impaired person will be able to use a “screen magnifier software” (technical aid) to enlarge the size of the page. A blind person will use “a refreshable Braille display” or speech synthesis.