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Accessibility of the University of Florence Websites

The new layouts of the Univeristy website and all subsidiary pages (Departments, Schools, Programmes, etc.) comply with the recommendations (and more specifically the guidelines for Public Administration websites) of Law no. 4 of Jan 9, 2004 (Legge Stanca) which regulates the accessibility of Public Administration websites.

In practical terms all level A WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 1.0 set by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) inside WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) have been followed; in addition to that, the websites comply with many priorities included in AA and AAA levels.

All new sites use DTD HTML 4.01 Strict while the user interface is designed using CSS 3.0 style sheets.
The old websites that are being progressively replaced, use DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional while the user interface is designed with CSS 2.0

For online services, designed before accessibility was in the agenda of the Public Administration, the compliance will be implemented progressively, whereas new services will be designed following the new guidelines.

Automatic Verifications

Automatic verifications are performed periodically using the following tools:

These offer access to a number of specific tools as well as standard W3C syntax validators for HTML code and CSS.


The content of the University website are edited by the Press Office and Website Management; the subsidiary pages (Departments, Schools, Programmes, etc.) are edited by their respective staff, indicated in the link in the footer.

Non-accessibility problems can be reported to the aforementioned offices. For further information please see the Legal Notices.


Accessibility Objectives for 2018 (Italian site)


last update: 30-Jan-2019
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