We develop websites which are accessible to all

We are currently redesigning our sites, cite-sciences.fr, palais-decouverte.fr and universcience.fr.

We have not yet finished making them compliant with international and legal regulations on accessibility.

You can navigate easily across all the webpages at the moment, even if there is still some work to do.

In fact, accessibility, imperceptible when it is successful, improves access and quality of use for many internet users.

If you are still experiencing difficulties or have questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

1. Our accessibility policy: accessibility for all

Web accessibility is part of a global policy of accessibility for our museums and their provisions, a principle included in the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie charter since it was founded, and shared by the Palais de la découverte.

2. We have chosen a progressive approach

This approach involves making every effort, from the point of creation, to have pages that are structured correctly and which comply with international standards as far as possible, then to plan accessibility for the most complex and expensive content (video, audio, flash applications, documents to download, etc.).

3. Web accessibility throughout the website lifecycle

We continue to work on the accessibility of websites after they are published online.

Throughout their lifecycle, we remain committed to actively improving our production and contribution in terms of content and monitoring before publication.

4. What does website accessibility mean to us?

A high-quality approach

The first challenge of web accessibility is to make the sites accessible for those who experience barriers, such as difficulty seeing the screen, distinguishing colours, hearing sounds, handling the mouse... 

Although web accessibility is to directly support disabled people, others can also benefit: the elderly and the long-sighted who have forgotten their glasses; those whose first language is different to the language of the website; Internet users with a slow connection, etc.

This leads to websites with improved quality, comfort and ease of use for many internet users.

A legal obligation

In compliance with law no. 2005-102 of 11 February 2005 on equal rights and opportunities, the participation and citizenship of disabled people, we are legally bound to create websites that comply with the recommendations of the Référentiel Général d'Accessibilité pour les Administrations (RGAA- General Reference on Accessibility for Administrations).

 For testing purposes we use the RGAA , available online since May 2015.