The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Petzl.com is non-conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA, as some parts of the content do not conform to the accessibility standard.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
Petzl.com is designed to be compatible at least with the following assistive technologies:
- Firefox 83.0 with assistive technology NVDA 2020.3
- Firefox 83.0 with assistive technology JAWS 2019.1912.1 ILM
- Safari 14 with assistive technology VoiceOver 4.0
Accessibility of Petzl.com relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
Limitations and alternatives
Despite our best efforts to ensure the accessibility of Petzl.com, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.
Known limitations for Petzl.com:
- RGAA Criteria 1 - Images: Information-carrying images may not have text alternatives or relevant alternative texts. Decoration images may not be correctly ignored by assistive technologies. Image captions may not be correctly linked to the corresponding image.
- RGAA Criteria 2 - Frames: Frames may not have a frame title. Frames title may not be relevant.
- RGAA Criteria 3 - Colors: Information may be given only by color. The contrast between the color of the text and the color of its background may not be high enough. Colors used in the interface components or the graphic elements carrying information may not be sufficiently contrasted.
- RGAA Criteria 4 - Multimedia: Pre-recorded time-based media may not have a textual transcription, an audio description or synchronized captions. Temporal medium may not be clearly identifiable.
- RGAA Criteria 5 - Tables: Complex data tables may not have a summary. Layout tables linearized content may not remain understandable. Data tables with a title may not have their title correctly associated with the data table. For data tables, column and row headers may not be correctly declared. For data table, the appropriate technique may not be used to associate each cell with its headers.
- RGAA Criteria 6 - Links: Links may not be explicit and may not have a title.
- RGAA Criteria 7 - Scripts: Scripts may not be compatible with assistive technologies. Scripts may not be controllable by the keyboard or by any pointing device. Status messages may not be correctly rendered by assistive technologies.
- RGAA Criteria 8 - Mandatory elements: The source code generated may not be valid according to the type of document specified. Page titles may not be relevant. Language changes may not be indicated in the source code. Tags may be used for presentation purposes only.
- RGAA Criteria 9 - Structuring of information: Information may not be structured by the appropriate use of headings. The structure of documents may not be consistent. Lists may not be correctly structured. Quotes may not be correctly indicated.
- RGAA Criteria 10 - Presentation of information: Style sheets may not be used to control the presentation of information. Visible contents carrying information may not remain present when the style sheets are deactivated. Information may not remain understandable when style sheets are disabled. CSS declarations of element background and font colors may not be correctly used. Links whose nature is not obvious may not be visible in relation to the surrounding text. Focus may not be visible for each element receiving focus. Information may be given only by shape, size or position. Content may not be presented without resorting to vertical scrolling for a window with a height of 256 px or horizontal scrolling for a window with a width of 320 px. Text spacing properties may not be redefined by the user without loss of content or functionality.
- RGAA Criteria 11 - Forms: Form fields may not have a label. Fields of the same nature may not be grouped together. Items of the same nature from a list of choices may not be grouped together in a relevant way. Button titles may not be relevant. Input control may not be used in a relevant way.
- RGAA Criteria 12 - Navigation: Set of pages may not have at least two different navigation systems. Menu and navigation bars may not always be in the same space for set of pages. Search engine may not be reachable in the same way for set of pages. Content grouping areas present in several web pages (header, main navigation, main content, footer, search engine areas) may not be reached or avoided. Bypass or quick access link to the main content area may not be available. Tab order may not be consistent. Navigation may contain keyboard traps. Additional content appearing on hover, when taking focus or when activating an interface component may not be accessible with the keyboard.
- RGAA Criteria 13 - Consultation: Office documents for download may not have an accessible version. Accessible versions of office documents may not offer the same information. Moving or flashing content may not be controllable by the user. Proposed content may not be available regardless of screen orientation (portrait or landscape).
Petzl Group assessed the accessibility of Petzl.com through an external evaluation made by Koena in December 2020.
If you are unable to access content or a service, you can contact the website manager through the contact form to be directed to an accessible alternative or to obtain the content in another form.