Article 47 of the Act of 11 February 2005 on equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship for disabled people makes accessibility mandatory for all on-line public communication services of government departments, local authorities and the public institutions that depend on them. It stipulates that the information provided by these bodies must be accessible to everyone. A government certification standard - the RGAA or Référentiel Général d’Accessibilité pour les Administrations - contains obligations and recommendations ensuring the information supplied by these services gradually comes into line with accessibility regulations.
According to Decree no. 2009-546 of May 14, 2009 (pursuant to article 47 of Law 2005-102 11 of February 11, 2005 on equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship for disabled people), government departments, local authorities and public institutions have three years in which to guarantee the accessibility of their on-line public communication services.
The Communication Directorate of the Region of Rhône-Alpes is working on the accessibility with regard to web content production, ease of use and search engine optimization in order to comply with the provisions of the Act of February 11, 2005 on equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship for disabled people.
This site was designed and developed with a view to meeting a maximum number of obligations laid down by the French RGAA as well as complying with the technical standards drawn up by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
The current version of the Region of Rhône-Alpes’ website was designed with a view to complying with a maximum number of points of the WCAG-1.0 standard drawn up by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.