Accessibility

What is accessibility?

An accessible website is one which allows all Internet users to access its content easily, including people with disabilities requiring special browsers.

For example, in an accessible website:

  • Blind visitors can use specialist tools (voice synthesis and braille touchpads),
  • Partially sighted users can adjust the display settings to their needs (larger text, colour and contrast adjustment),
  • People who have lost the use of their hands can move around the site without a mouse.

To achieve this, strict standards have to be applied in designing and updating the site.  

Accessibility aids available on accor.com

Navigation Menu

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.

Navigation aids

  • Back to Home Page: clicking on the Accor logo at the top left of every page on the website takes you back to the home page.
  • Breadcrumb Trail: this shows your browsing history and your location in the website. The Breadcrumb Trail is shown at the top of each page on the website.
  • You can click on any part of it, making it easy to retrace your steps.
  • Site Map: this gives an overview of all the sections and subsections in the website. You can access it from a link at the bottom of each page.

Search Engine: every page on the site has a link to the search engine. The search result displays the page which most closely matches your search criteria.

Images

All images used in this site include descriptive alt tag attributes

Font sizes

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:

  • In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
  • In Firefox, press “control +” and “control –“ to resize the text or go to the “View” menu at the top of the browser, select “Page Style” and choose “No Style”.
  • You also may use the A- and A + tools in the pages

Style sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

Tables

All tables have properly scoped header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. Where required, tables also have a caption and a summary.
Tables are not used for layout

Forms

All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
Labels are associated with fields using HTML label tags.

Other features and functionalities will gradually be implemented.