ACCESS FOR ALL, UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Allowing access to everyone to information and services within the framework of the Centre Génie Industriel IMT Mines Albi's website is a normal act of digital communication. This universal access, also known as "digital
accessibility", allows access to information regardless of how you access the web. It allows disabled people to consult all the information but also to use online services easily. This allows blind people to read information, tetraplegics to use their specific equipment (voice commands, pipettes, etc.) to navigate normally through the site, but also visually impaired users to be able to enlarge the characters from their keyboards, color-blind people not to be disturbed by the colors used, etc.
Thus the universality of the Web allows everyone to personalize their access to information, older people to maintain autonomy in accessing information or more nomadic people to get information at any time, wherever they are.
HOW ACCESSIBILITY WORKS
Putting an accessible Web site online means paying special attention to the design of the site and motivating the teams who update the content on a daily basis. But it is also a willingness to respect the norms and standards which, at the national and international level, define digital accessibility and the quality of Web interfaces.
Compliance with these standards now means complying with the accessibility reference system of the Agency for the Development of Electronic Administration (A.D.A.E.). This reference frame is made up of 92 criteria divided into 3 levels. The first level, which corresponds to guaranteed accessibility, comprises 55 criteria, themselves divided into 13 chapters. Respecting accessibility means making sure that each page put online and each published content scrupulously respects all of these criteria.
It is based on strict compliance with the standards that we allow everyone to consult the site with their own material, their unique characteristics or even their habits. Thus, whatever your browser, the information remains available. Blind people can also use technical aids, software that reads the content and information presented on the screen and therefore listen through a vocal synthesis or read the texts proposed by a Braille track. An effort has also been made to improve the accessibility and readability of the texts.
Accessibility does not represent a multitude of specific treatments or online publishing, but a work on the quality of making the same content available to all.
A CIVIC APPROACH
But beyond a human approach and a quality approach, opening an accessible website is also the answer to a legal obligation. Article 47 of the Act of 11 February 2005 on equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of persons with disabilities stipulates: "The online public communication services of State services, local authorities and public bodies that depend on them must be accessible to people with disabilities. ».
Similarly, many European directives call for free access to information for all without any discrimination: this is also what digital accessibility is all about.
But beyond the necessary respect for the law, respect for all and guaranteed accessibility to information is part of a logic of environmental quality and sustainable development. This axis makes it possible to consider information
and access to services as a good belonging to all and therefore available to all.
AccessiWeb Working Group
Pour en savoir plus sur l’accessibilité :
- Discover and understand in a few lessons the complexities of accessibility.
- Article 47 of the law of 11 February 2005, discover the article of law in its entirety.
- W3C/WAI, the international accessibility initiative.
- The AccessiWeb association, a site that brings together all the resources necessary for a good understanding of Web accessibility in France.
- To find out about the State's accessibility benchmarks
If you encounter difficulties of navigation, access to information or an omission in one of the pages of the site, despite the actions we have taken, we invite you to write us.