The Italian Park Portal

Accessible Information

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2003 - European Year of the People with Disabilities

European Year of People with Disabilities

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."

Tim Berners-Lee, W3Consortium Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

According to this statement, which we absolutely share, we have activated a series of procedures, in order to improve what already is a good access to the Park Portal by people with disabilities.

We have chosen not to duplicate the information in a second accessible site with which we could on the one hand rapidly eliminate the problematic aspects but on the other hand isolate the person with disabilities, providing a different information which would run the risk of fewer updating possibilities.

The pages you find below are therefore the same pages which can be reached from another point of the portal, but which are enhanced in this section for their better accessibility; we hope to see here an increasing number of Parks as soon as possible!

Accessibility Guidelines by W3C
For a blind person the only way to autonomously exploit the online information is to use a voice browser “reading” the content of the pages with an intelligible pattern: for instance, the text cannot be annexed in a picture, and the titles, the subtitles, and the body must be hierarchically structured, to give the voice browser the possibility to graduate pauses and intensity and “read” the information in the page in the best possible manner.

These and many others are the guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the W3Consortium: respecting them, even in a single page, is demanding because even one of them can lead to dozens of more or less big changes in the same page which cannot be seen by persons without disabilities, but which are essential to others.

At the end of the transformation, the page or the site which has been modified, can bear one of the three increasing accessibility logos (A, AA, AAA) established by WAI.

Compliance icon: guidelines for the accessibility to the contents of Web 1.0, Level Triple-A