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What is digital accessibility?
An accessible website is a site that allows all users to access its content easily. This includes people who have one or more disabilities and who use specialised software or hardware.
An accessible website allows users, for example, to:
- Browse using speech synthesisers and/or braille displays (used by blind or visually impaired users in particular).
- Customise the site display based on their needs (such as text enlargement and colour adjustment).
- Browse without using a mouse, using the keyboard only or via a touchscreen.
To achieve this, strict standards must be applied when creating and updating the site.
Declaration of conformity with the RGAA
The manuscrits-france-angleterre.org website is a site created as a white label from the gallica.bnf.fr website: in particular, the “recherche avancée” (advanced search) and “liste de résultats” (list of results) pages come directly from this site. The declaration of conformity for the “gallica.bnf.fr” website was issued on 17 September 2017.
The version used to perform the tests is version 3 2016 of the RGAA (Référentiel Général d’Accessibilité pour les Administrations - French official framework for public administrations on the accessibility of digital content). Find out more.