This is not a help page. It presents the accessibility policy of the website and defines the general level of accessibility on the site in accordance with standards and regulations.

What is digital accessibility?

An accessible website is a site that allows all users to access its content without difficulty, including people with disabilities and using specialized software or hardware.

An accessible site allows for example:

  • Browsing using text to speech or a braille display (as used by blind or visually impaired users);
  • Customized display of the site according to user needs (larger font, colour changes, etc.);
  • Mouseless browsing, with the keyboard only or a touch screen.

Accessibility policy of the website

The Presidency of the Republic attaches particular importance to the quality of its website. It has been engaged for several years in an effort to respect the RGAA (General Accessibility Guidelines for Administrations), the Government Internet Charter (CIE), the General Interoperability Guidelines (RGI), and the Opquast Website guidelines. The Presidency of the Republic also attaches great importance to user experience and ergonomics.

In order to achieve the best possible results, accessibility is taken into account by all those involved in the development of the site, who receive special training. They are also supported by third-party experts, in particular for auditing, decision-making and verification of corrections throughout design and development.

This commitment is reflected in the development of the multi-year digital accessibility scheme and annual action plans, aimed at ensuring compliance with the RGAA and the gradual alignment of the digital content and services concerned with recommendations.

Right to adjustments

It should be recalled that, pursuant to Article 11 of the Act of 11 February 2005 for Equal Rights and Opportunities, Participation and Citizenship of Persons with Disabilities, a person with a disability is entitled to adjustments to address the consequences of the disability, regardless of the origin and nature thereof and of his or her age and lifestyle.

As such, each entity is required to take the necessary steps in order to provide access, in reasonable time, to the information or functions sought by a person with a disability, whether or not the content is subject to an exception.

Contact us

We undertake to make this site available to anyone, regardless of physical, cognitive, material or geographical constraints. If you find that a page does not fulfil this requirement, please contact us via our online form.

Defender of Rights

If you encounter an accessibility problem stopping you from accessing site content or features, you report it and you fail to receive a swift response from us, you are entitled to address your complaint or officially refer the matter to the Defender of Rights. There are several means to do that:

  • A contact form;
  • A list of regional delegates with direct contact information;
  • By telephone: +33 (0)9 69 39 00 00 (Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 20:00 – cost of a local call in France);
  • By post (free of charge, no stamp required):

Défenseur des droits
Libre réponse 71120
75342 Paris CEDEX 07

Updated : 12 November 2022