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Accessibility Declaration

This web site has been totally built in XHTML in compliance with the guidelines of the Ministry for Innovation and Technologies which oblige public bodies to adopt quality and accessibility principles (Act Stanca n.4 of 9th January 2004 and relevant enforcement regulation Presidential Decree n. 75 of 1st March 2005) in favour of "people disabled to information technologies".

All Web site pages comply with W3C specifications both in regard to the XHTML code (1.0 Strict) and the CSS code (each Web site page has been tested by W3C validators and each page is XHTML Valid and CSS Valid, see their logos at the foot of the page). Furthermore, they comply with the guidelines 1.0 for their Double A level accessibility.

The graphic design has been studied in order to be the most enjoyable possible to have, fast to use and easy to remember.

All Web site pages have a "fluid layout" (which is also known as “liquid layout”). This means that, whatever the user’s display screen resolution might be, the Web Site automatically adjusts to this resolution. The Web site layout and the internal layout of each page (images with a text on their side, texts in more columns, etc.) are obtained without using tables (tableless), and by resorting to a layout based on CSSs only.

The Web site is therefore "elastic", since all the units of measurement of its texts are proportional and this allows each user to enlarge or make smaller the texts in each page as they like. For instance, with Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can use the menu View/Character/Large in order to make characters larger.

The internal structure which has been adopted implies that the contents of each page – after the Zitac Logo – always come before the fixed parts (left side columns and right side columns) so that the “interpreters” used by disabled users might immediately gain access to the main subject. This device can be applied by all users also during the printing stage, when it is even possible to avoid printing the headpiece photos, the navigation menu and the part below the Consorzio address.

All the selected colours are contrasty enough to be readable even in black and white whereas the navigation does not require any use of colour (ex.: "click on the red button if you wish...") in order to help people suffering from achromatism.

Users can always orient themselves within the Web site without any problem: in the menus, the button concerning the area where you are is always lit; furthermore, the path is always highlighted at the beginning of the middle column, (es: > home > news > you are in news 00.00.00) so that you might navigate backwards. You can go back to the home page also by clicking on the Zitac logo which always appears on the left hand side at the top of each page. However, the interactive diagram included in the "site map" is the main tool whereby you can orient yourself within the Web site and gain direct access to its pages of any level.

Where possible, all the abbreviations include the elements ACRONYM and ABBR. All pictures have an alternative text (ALT) for sightless people or those who wish to navigate without downloading pictures (any visitor can see it by setting the mouse pointer on the picture).

In order to allow users to navigate within the Web site without using the mouse, the menus can be selected by combining the keys ALT (Apple users will combine the key CMD) + letter underlined in the button (accesskey). You can also navigate by pressing the key TAB, with a page layout which should allow a clear and correct navigation.

Building Web sites based on XHTML and CSS is very complex because the main available browsers give these technologies a bad support. In order to bypass this problem, we have tried to adopt the best compromise so that pages might be readable by using different versions of the browsers Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla and Opera

Each test has been carried out at the resolutions 800x600, 1024x768 (optimized graphics), 1280x1024. At each resolution the navigation has been carried out by setting medium-size, then large-size and finally extra large-size characters.

Despite the numerous tests, one or more pages of the Web site can be inaccessible to some categories of users or can not be totally free from technical anomalies. Hoping to receive timely notifications, we remind you that accessibility is a path, not a goal.


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