This site tries to be accessible to as many people as possible. However, if you encounter any difficulties, do not hesitate to let us know via our contact form.

I. Accessibility

On the website, in order to provide optimal accessibility:

  • Font sizes can be enlarged and reduced;

The text content on this site has a relative font size, i.e. it can be enlarged as required.

To change the text display size :

- With various browsers: Ctrl + mouse wheel

- Internet Explorer: go to View >> Text Size and choose.

- Mozilla, Firefox and Google Chrome: press Ctrl + to enlarge and Ctrl - to reduce.

- Opera: press the + or - keys on the numeric keypad. Or go to View >> Zoom and choose.

  • The images have alternative texts where necessary;
  •  Language changes are indicated;
  •  The titles are established on several levels;
  •  The tables are accessible to voice readers;
  •  It is possible to navigate this site without using the mouse, using tabbed navigation;

Press Tab and repeat until the desired link is selected, then press Enter.

  • The colour contrasts are sufficiently strong;
  • Lhe pages are well structured and uniform, both in terms of graphics and editorial line;
  • External links that open a new window are indicated to users of the site;
  • The pages are organized to be functional even if your browser does not support JavaScript;
  • The forms can be accessed from any medium (desktop, tablet, mobile phone);
  • The layout of the site is separated from its content through the use of style sheets. The use of CSS positioning properties, by totally separating presentation and content, allows documents to keep a coherent order outside CSS: title, menus, content ... ;
  • The HTML code used to build this site conforms to W3C recommendations and has been tested using the W3C HTML validator.

II. Utilities for the visually impaired 

A quick overview of computer accessibility software and its tools and applications (including websites).

The different types of software

  • Screen readers transform information on the screen (e.g. word processing software or a web browser) to a speech synthesiser or a device such as a Braille display.
  • Voice browsers are designed for browsing the Internet, where they provide a graphical rendering (traditional display) and a voice reading or a Braille display.
  • Text-based browsers display web pages in text mode.
  • Magnifiers and similar devices are used to enlarge or modify an area of the screen to make it readable by a visually impaired person.

Some software

  • Jaws(Job Access With Speech) is a Windows-based software for the visually impaired, published by the company Freedom Scientific. More precisely, it is a screen reader software, which transforms a text displayed on a screen into a spoken text or a Braille text. For more information, visit Jaws (software for the visually impaired).
  • NVDA: A free screen review for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Seven.
  • VoiceOver: To make it easier for blind or visually impaired people to use a computer, Apple has developed VoiceOver, a solution built into every Mac. It is reliable, easy to learn and fun to use.
  • Orca is a free, open source Linux-based screen reader that provides access to the graphical user interface through customisable combinations of speech and or Braille.
  • InfoVox Desktop is a speech recognition software from the Acapela Group.
  • The Windows magnifier: In Windows, pressing the window key and the letter U at the same time magnifies part of the screen to a large extent.