Accessibility refers to a set of planning and development techniques aimed at ensuring that the contents of a website are accessible to and usable by all users, thus overcoming any technological and disability barriers.

Accessibility of a website is formally obtained by complying with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In this regard we have endeavoured to comply with the "A+" standard, that is the Priority 1 guidelines set out in the WCAG of the W3C, and have obtained CSS validation. However we are not simply trying to obtain formal acknowledgements: these are our very first steps of a challenging process aimed at guaranteeing universal access to the website.

Accessibility features - Access Keys

The pages of the website have been designed so as to make it possible to move through the site also without using the mouse, by simply using the keyboard. In this respect efforts have been made to offer the possibility of activating the main navigation links using specific key combinations, also known as "access keys".


The main access keys are the following:


with Internet Explorer


Alt+h+Enter - Home
Alt+a+Enter - Accessibility
Alt+c+Enter - Contacts 
Alt+m+Enter - Cash Management
Alt+t+Enter - Trade
Alt+f+Enter - Factoring
Alt+s+Enter - Security
Alt+o+Enter - Our presence in the world
Alt+n+Enter - News


with Firefox


Alt+Shift+h - Home
Alt+Shift+a - Accessibility
Alt+Shift+c - Contacts 
Alt+Shift+m - Cash Management
Alt+Shift+t - Trade
Alt+Shift+f - Factoring
Alt+Shift+s - Security
Alt+Shift+o - Our presence in the world
Alt+Shift+n - News


ALT tags on graphics

Images and graphics found on the websites have been programmed with specific "ALT tags" that allow devices aiding people with disabilities, such as screen readers, to provide a text description instead of an image.

Detailed information about accessibility issues is available on the following websites:

World Wide Web Consortium >>
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines >>





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