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Accessibility also means appropriate communication tools

In the past, we talked about the "integration" of people with a disability: it is the individual who agrees with his or her environment. At Lyrebird, we want their "inclusion": so the environment must adapt to the individual and not the other way around. [1] [« Put the Web and its services at the disposal of all individuals, their infrastructure network, their mother tongue, their culture, their geographical location or their physical or mental abilities. » Tim Berners-Lee, director of the W3C.] Even today, people with disabilities have difficulties to access certain content of websites. It takes a lot of effort and courage to navigate.

Internet for the visually impaired

How we make our application accessible

We pledge that these points will be respected in the long term:

  • An easy-to-understand language.
  • A division into several pages, with the headings in a logical order.
  • Pages that have meaning and alternative text to the media (images, videos ...).
  • Logical and easy-to-follow navigation and site flow.
  • An excellent semantic.
  • An effective keyboard navigation.
  • Unambiguous images and colors.
  • A glossary explaining all acronyms and abbreviations.
  • A mixture of good content, clean structure and nice visuals.
Internet for everyone

Font choice

We also offer to our users the option of choosing the writing font. Among those proposed, we include writing fonts adapted to the visually impaired:

  • EIDO (In Greek "visual perception"): Implementation by CNRS researchers at the Cognitive Psychology Laboratory of the University of Aix-Marseille to facilitate the reading of visually impaired people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) . Concerned people easily confuse letters of near appearance (b and d, h and l, p and q, etc.). Traditional fonts do not necessarily account for this, which can make reading even hazardous to clairvoyants.
  • Tiresias: This font family offers a panel of optimal and accessible shapes with subtleties specific to the visual handicap and context of use. They are the result of a very thorough research carried out by various English organizations (including the Royal National Institute of the Blind, partner of the CRI-Greta of Velay).
fonts easy-to-read

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