Accessibility

This site was designed to provide accessibility for blind, visually-impaired and physically disabled people.

The European Commission is deeply committed to promoting accessibility for all online digital services, particularly European public websites. Since 1999, France has been relentless in its efforts to provide accessibility for online digital services with a focus on access to public websites.

French law began mandating accessibility for websites in February 2005. At the same time, the BrailleNet Association has been spearheading web accessibility projects since 1997, resulting in the AccessiWeb quality label that certifies website accessibility.

Orange is working towards a goal to make the Orange Foundation’s website accessible to a wider audience.

Definition of accessibility: "Making the Internet and web services available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability."
Tim Berners-Lee, Director of W3C and inventor of the World Wide Web.
The site offers functionalities that provide extremely good accessibility to its content:

  • The pages are organised to be fully functional, even if your browser does not support JavaScript. The font sizes are relative, so they can be made larger or smaller using the settings in your visual browser. All of the images have a text-only option and you can navigate the site without a mouse.
  • The website’s layout was done with a style sheet so the structure of the information stays consistent. The site uses an external style sheet, giving users an option to replace it with their own style sheet.
  • The site’s accessibility complies with the Accessiweb label.

A default size is set for all the site’s textual elements.
Users can adjust it using their browser’s settings:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: "View" menu then click "Text size"
  • Firefox: "View" menu then click "Zoom"
  • Safari: "View" menu then click "Zoom in" or "Zoom out"

Assistance for reading attachments:
The website contains downloadable PDF documents. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can download it from the Adobe website.