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This page aims to guide you with the use of the website of the University of Orléans.

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) defines web accessibility as follows:

  • Web accessibility means that disabled persons can use the web. More precisely, that they can perceive, understand, browse and interact with the web, and that they can contribute on the web. Web accessibility also benefits everyone. 
  • Web accessibility concerns all disabilities that can affect web access, which includes visual, hearing, physical, speech, cognitive and neurological disabilities. 

Website Organisation

The site consists in 6 sections, each accessible from the main menu:

  • University;
  • Courses;
  • Guidance & Integration;
  • Recherche,
  • Research;
  • Campus Life.

There are 2 other ways to browse the website: the research engine and the website’s map in the page footer.

A breadcrumb trail allows you to see where you are located within the website’s tree structure. 

The Colleges' websites are accessible via the welcome page of the general portal and they work on the same basis as the general portal.

Heading hierarchy brings coherence within the site’s structure.
A level 1 heading corresponds to the main title. Then the level 2 or 3 headings (depending on cases) correspond to subtitles.

Most assistive technologies and browsers facilitate browsing through headings. Most screen readers are provided with a feature to jump to the next heading. 

Accessibility Declaration

The University of Orléans is committed to making its website accessible in compliance with article 47 of law n° 2005-102 of 11 February 2005. 

To this end, it implements the following strategy and actions.

This accessibility declaration applies to the UO’s website.

You will find the disability master plan below:

Compliance Status

The University of Orléans site is in partial compliance with the general accessibility improvement standard due to the various non-conformities and derogations listed below. 

Tests Results

The internal compliance audit reveals that:

  • 61.3% RGAA criteria are respected;
  • The average compliance rate of the online service is up to 90.7%.

Non-accessible Content

The content listed below is not accessible for the following reasons.


Picture alternatives are missing or are not relevant

An alternative must be empty if it doesn’t bring information, or it must be relevant If it brings any. The use browsing the site with a screen reader will only have a partial access or no access at all to the information. 

Direct accesses are not reachable with a keyboard

The user browsing the site with a keyboard will not be able to reach these links.

The sub-menus of the main browsing menu are not reachable with a keyboard

Users browsing with a keyboard will not be able to access the sub-menu.

The carousel is unusable with a keyboard

These pictures do not have any relevant alternatives and there is no mechanism to stop it.

The structure of the agenda

The semantic of the agenda is not precise enough and the user browsing with a screen reader will not understand its content.

The HTML 5 structure and the associated roles

With HTML 5, there is a structure to standardise and structure pages. There are also roles to reinforce the semantic. Users browsing with a screen reader use these markers to browse more rapidly through the site. The site does not have all these markers.

Heading hierarchy 

Not all pages have a coherent heading hierarchy. For instance, they go from a level 3 heading to a level 5 heading. The user browsing with a screen reader needs this coherence to understand the page structure. 

The “go to the main content” link

This link lets you go directly to the min content of the page. On this site, this link does not lead anywhere. 

The interactive maps

On these maps, the information and the address is provided only if you click on the marker. There is no information on the address within the page. 

The table headers

These headers allow users browsing with a screen reader to understand that the cell of a table is a column or a line header.

The non-translated error messages

Users who do not speak the language in which the error message is produced will not understand the information. 

All the elements above are not compliant yet. 

Contents That Are not Subject to the Obligation of Accessibility

The information video on the welcome page.

Implementation of This Accessibility Declaration

This declaration was implemented on 16 march 2021.

Various technologies were used for the fulfilment of the audit of the University of Orléans’ site.

The testing of web pages was carried out with the following combinations of web browsers and screen readers:

The following tools were used during the assessment:

Pages of the site that were subject to compliance verification:
Page number Page title URL
P01 Welcome

P02 College – Registering at Polytech Orléans
P03 Contact
P04 Accessibility
P05 Legal notice
P06  Agenda
P07 Laboratory - Prisme

Contact Feedback

If, despite our vigilance, you ever encounter an accessibility issue on our website, please contact us by filling out the form on this link.

Appeal Solutions

This procedure is to be used in the following circumstance:

You have reported an accessibility issue that prevents you to access a content or a service of the portal to the website manager and you did not get a satisfying answer.