Actimage observes the accessibility norms

Nowadays, the main objective of web design is to make the information accessible to the greatest number. Accessibility is making a website or an online service accessible and understandable to everyone. This includes people with a disability, people with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia or colour blindness. Contents and services need to be discernible, usable, comprehensible and robust.

In order to put this into practice in the best of ways, the DINSIC has been editing, since 2009, the General Accessibility Frame of Reference for Administrations, a.k.a RGAA. This frame of reference document gathers all criterion and tests necessary for testing and verifying a website conformity to accessibility standards.

Actimage consistently offers its clients to make their websites RGAA compliant.

12MILLION

French people have one disability or more

80PERCENT

of e-sale websites have an accessibility rate below 35%

35YEARS OLD

is the age when contrast perception starts to drop by 1%, each year

30PERCENT

of website from CAC 40 and SBF120 companies do not allow disabled people to answer to job offers

RGAA or the warranty of an accessible website

Requirements

The General Accessibility Frame of Reference for Administrations dictates that every public institution’s website complies to the standards.

The 4 principles

RGAA is based on 4 principles for web design: discernible, usable, comprehensible and robust.

RGAA – Version 4

RGAA 4th version was published on 2019/09/20 and divided in 2 parts:
- legal requirements
- compliance criterion

Certification of accessibility

With its 4th version, RGAA enforces digital services to report on the accessibility level of their website as well as on the organization’s accessibility policy.

What is the concept of accessibility?

According to the French Code of Social Action and Families (article L.114), handicap is defined as: any kind of limitation or restriction that hinders life in society, caused by a substantial -long-lasting or definitive- alteration of one’s physical, sensorial, mental, cognitive or psychological functions, multiple handicaps or any other incapacitating health issue.

The purpose of web accessibility is to make online communication and services discernible and comprehensive to people in situation of handicap. This means:

Discernible

Facilitating visual and auditive perception of the content by the user; offering textual alternatives to all non-textual content; creating content that can be presented in different ways without losing information.

Usable

Offering the user elements to guide them in their navigation and to find the desired information; giving keyboards shortcuts and controls to every functionality; giving the user enough time to read, process and use the content; avoiding any content susceptible to cause epilepsy.

Comprehensible

Ensuring a predictable content behaviour; helping the user to correct input errors.

Robust

Optimizing compatibility with the current and future utilisations, including assistive technologies.

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Pierre Maindron

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