What is computer accessibility?

An accessible website is a website which allows all internet users to easily access its content, including disabled persons using special software or hardware.

An accessible site for example can be used to:

  • Browse using text-to-speech or Braille terminal (especially used by blind or visually impaired internet users).
  • Personalise the site display according to needs (character size control, modification of colours, etc.).
  • Browse without using the mouse, with the keyboard only or via a touchscreen.

Accessibility policy of the website

The Pays de la Loire Regional Council gives special care to the quality of design of this website. Accessibility has been taken into account upstream, from design of the site and during its development. For many years now, it is committed to observing the General Accessibility Framework for Administrations (RGAA – Référentiel général d’accessibilité pour les administrations)The Pays de la Loire Regional Council also affords great importance to the user experience and usability.

In order to answer to French law no. 2005-102 of 11 February 2005 on equal rights and chances for and the participation and citizenship of disabled persons, the Pays de la Loire Regional Council falls within an accessibility approach for its websites, both in terms of production of content and usability.


The Pays de la Loire Regional Council undertakes to make this website accessible, in accordance with article 47 of French laws no. 2005-102 of 11 February 2005.

To this end, it undertakes to implement an action plan to improve accessibility. The declaration of accessibility will be published on line in January 2022.