Accessibility on our Website

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How we take care that all our users access our content seamlessly

What is accessibility?

Accessibility of a website means a combination of techniques and careful planning which make the site's content obtainable and usable by everyone, while attempting to eliminate obstacles of either a technological nature or for those with disabilities: outdated computers; different browsers and video resolution; visual, motor, or perceptive difficulties.

Our approach

We do our best so that the Telecom Italia site meets the needs of all users can easily find the information they are looking for.
The Accessibility of a web site is obtained technically by following the guidelines provided by W3C www.w3.org (World Wide Web Consortium), the worldwide consortium engaged in the standardisation of website design, in its WCAG www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).
Our approach to accessibility, however, is not merely to seek formal certification, we aim to empower all our users to access the information they require in a complete and satisfactory manner.

Tools employed to assure accessibility

We have adopted Magus ActiveStandards to constantly monitor our web site's compliance to best practices.
With ActiveStandards, we ensure our website stays compliant with our accessibility targets, and that all users can access your website information and functionality regardless of disabilities or the browser and platform they are using.

Accessibility features

The size of the characters on the Telecom Italia website, in fact, can be modified by clicking the AAA link on the menu bar at the top right.

The colour relationships between the text and the background were tested using appropriate tools VisCheck www.vischeck.com to guarantee the best readability possible with the colours used.

Keyboard navigation

To simplify navigation, we are introducing the so-called "skip": this feature allows bypassing of repetitive navigation items (such as the menu, for example) and direct access to the page contents.
Finally, to improve navigation speed, we are introducing shortcuts (or "accesskeys") and since there is no formal standard we are adopting those most commonly used on the internet.

View our Keyboard Navigation Commands

ALT tags on graphics

We have equipped all images on the site with an ALT tag which allows user-assist programmes used by users with disabilities (such as screen readers) to read a description of the image.

TITLE tags on links

Each link on the website - including a link to another site, link to open a pop-up window, or to download a file - has a text describing its function.