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ENEA - Fusion division

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Accessibility of ENEA Fusion website

ENEA Fusion website meets indications contained in the italian law 4/2004 (Stanca law) and refers to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines for accessibility .
We constantly aim to improve usability, accessibility and updating of this site increasing its publication quality.

Since June 2006 (beginning with the english version), the site has been constructed to be accessible to a wider range of people than before, including those using assistive technology. Not only, ENEA-Fusion website, built to be accessible, is now easier to use, quicker to download, display better across a wide range of devices and platforms, and is simpler for producers to update and modify.

Below is information about some of the features we have implemented. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems accessing our content.

Site structure

Site is organized in pages groupped in about 10 chapters (addressable from the left-side menu), 1 navigation/service section (first upper row):

  1. What is Fusion? : simple introduction on Nuclear Fusion energy;
  2. Fusion where : where fusion is studied;
  3. Who we are : composition of Fusion Division in ENEA;
  4. Research Activities: of ENEA-Fusion Division;
  5. Labs and Plants : fusion laboratories and plants at Frascati ENEA center;
  6. Spin Off : industrial and public utilities of Fusion research;
  7. Publications : official documents and publications;
  8. Events : events, news etc.;
  9. Opportunities : work and study opportunities;
  10. Multimedia : Collection of photo-albums,movies,videoclips;
  11. Navigation/service 1st upper row : site-map, search, Info, Intranet, language, etc;

Each chapter-page includes sub-menu to address a variable number of paragraph pages.
Each page cointains a "navigation compass" either indicating its relative position with respect of the home page (a sort of compas) or allowing link back to previous pages in the same path; often arguments span more than one page: in such cases details are shown in lower level pages.

Accesskeys

On each page, "accesskeys" allow direct jump to specific sections of this site, pressing contemporarilly button Alt + letter indicated below (on Macintosh button Ctrl +):

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Most images can be seen in bigger format and detailed description just simply clicking on them and without leaving the actual page.

Links

Many links have TITLE attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
Links are written to make sense out of context. All links to internal pages with no accessibility compliance (ie.:pdf documents), open a second unique browser window. Those links going out of this site, are indicated as "external links" and they all open a third unique browser window.

Texts

Provided some support to improve behaviour of vocal browsers. Meanings of abbreviations and acronyms have been carefully specified.

Standards compliance

All pages of our site validate the XHTML 1.0 and CSS2 rules; they work on all platforms (Windows, Linux and Apple) and with either "last-generation" browsers or old textual ones.
For those browsers not CSS2 standard (like Internet Explorer 4.0, Netscape 4.x. or minor versions), a visual degradation is accepted assuring anyway full readability.

References

A special thank go to the "Communication Unit" colleagues of ENEA for their CSS styles and their professional suggestions on accessibility matters.