Accessibility statement

This website has been designed to be accessible to the largest number of people possible. Every effort has been made to create pages which can be seen with different browsers, with internet connections of varying speeds and which can be read or used with various technologies (screen readers, braille keyboards etc.) for people with disabilities.

All Images and multimedia content on the site contain text alternatives. A 'skip to content' link provides a way to bypass the header and go directly to the main content each time a page is accessed. The background and foreground colours have been chosen to assure the appropriate level of contrast for readable text. It is possible to increase or decrease the text size, and we are implementing a text only version that will be available soon. A printable version without navigation menus is available for each pages, and it is possible to save pages in pdf format. A bread-crumb path is available for added orientation at the top right of each page inder the search box.

In addition to the features that make the graphics version of the site more accessible, a text-only version is being developed to provide added convenience for users. Accessibilty is an ongoing process and we are commited to improving the fruition of the website after an initial testing phase.


Accessibiliy standards

The website has been designed to conform both to the WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidlines 2.0 (level AA) and to the Italian Legge Stanca . The pages of this site are XHTML strict. Both the XHTML and the CSS code can be W3C validated by clicking on the links at the bottom of each page.


Access keys

These can be accessed in the following way:

  • PC: hold down Alt
  • Mac: hold down Ctrl
  • Firefox 2: hold down Alt and Shift

Then press one of the keys listed below:
'1' to jump to the content
'2' to jump to the site navigation (main menu)
'3' to jump to second level menu


Browser Compatability

This website is compatible with all current generation browsers.
Whilst every effort has been made to make this website accessible, there may be some problems with older browsers as they may not support CSS.