In the design and implementation of the website, the utmost care was taken to ensure that the accessibility and usability requirements were met, so that the pages conformed to the technical requirements indicated in the Ministerial Decree implementing the Stanca Law (Law 4/2004 “Provisions to facilitate access to IT tools for the disabled”) and to the WCAG 2.0 guidelines provided by the international WAI Web Accessibility Initiative standard, an initiative of the W3C world consortium that deals with standardising website design.
Making a website accessible means allowing anyone to fully access the content, information and services available on the website, regardless of the operating system, browsing tools (devices other than a monitor, keyboard or mouse), browser settings, and regardless of the connection speed available; therefore, access to services and information also extends to those who, due to disabilities, need assistance technologies or special configurations.
From a technical point of view, all pages on the website are valid with respect to the XHTML 1.0 Strict doctype, have been designed using only CSS style pages and do not contain frames and flash objects that cannot be accessed; nested tables have not been used. Also:
The website has been tested using the following browsers:
Advanced browsing assistance
Advanced browsing assistance tools such as key combinations for quick access to the various sections of the website and quick links to the main browsing and content have been introduced to ensure the broadest usability of the website's content.
Specifically, a diagram of how the access keys common to all pages are used is shown in the table:
|Web browsers and quick access keys
|Combination of keys
|ALT + SHIFT + KEY
|ALT + KEY + ENTER
|SHIFT + ESC + KEY
|ALT + KEY
|ALT + KEY
Note: Limited use has been made of the access key because this technique involves assigning keys to select a link, and can sometimes impair browsing for users using voice-recognition programmes where key associations are already present.
The website http://www.terminaliitalia.it was produced and implemented with the utmost care and attention towards accessibility for all categories of users.
Accessibility, i.e. the ability of IT systems to deliver services and provide usable information without discrimination, is a path and not an end point.
Therefore, the accessibility of the website will be monitored and accompanied by editorial and technical development guidelines produced by the editorial offices