What is digital accessibility ?

The site has been designed to be accessible by a majority of users.

Hence, each internet user must be able to access to all of the contents of the site without his potential physical disability, cognitive, his material or his internet connexion performance constitute an obstacle.

In order to be accessible and compatible with the different means of browsing (browsing without mouse, without keyboard) and persons with disabilities using software or specialized equipment ( vocal reader, braille device) or requiring site display personalisation (text characters increase, contrasts modification), Banque de France has started its compliance process according to the General Framework of Reference for Administrative Accessibility (RGAA).

Navigation aid

This page aims to help you use this site.

In order to know more about the site NGFS accessibility level, visit the accessibility page.


Browsers compatibility

This site is following the W3C guidelines and is compatible with HTML5 and CSS3.

The site has been designed for:
• Chrome version 73 or superior
• Firefox version 60.6.1esr or superior
• Internet Explorer version 11.0 or superior


Quick access menu

With keyboard navigation, a menu allowing quick access to the pages main zones (content, search, navigation) appears in the first place.

Tab navigation

We can navigate from link to link with the « Tab » key (press the « Tab » key and repeat until the desired link is selected, validate with the « Enter » key).

Back to the homepage website

The BANQUE DE FRANCE logo allows you, with a simple click, to go back to the homepage.

Main navigation menu

The menu, located in the beginning of pages, is composed of 5 main sections:

  • Homepage
  • About us
  • Publications
  • Press & events
  • Video gallery



On all pages of the site, a breadcrumb, displayed at the top of the page, allows you to locate yourself in the site tree structure and to go up in the tree structure to the home page of the section.

Back to the top page

At the bottom of the screen is a back link "Top of page" allowing you to quickly find the main menu and the navigation path.

Titles navigation

Most assistive technologies and browsers make it easier to navigate by title. Most screen readers provide functionality to jump to the next title, for example:

  • the "H" key leads to the next title
  • the "1" key leads to the next level 1 title
  • the "2" key leads to the next level 2 title

The combination of the "Insert" + "F6" keys provides a list of titles, which can be sorted in tabular or alphabetical order.

Compatibility with different screen types

The entire site has been designed with responsive design and adapts to all types of screens: smartphone and tablet.

Colours and images

The site offers sufficiently high colour contrasts for easy reading as well as alternative texts to the images and animations present.


Footer menu

The footer menu provides access to additional pages grouped under the following titles:

  • Website plan
  • Legal information
  • Help
  • Accessibility
  • Privacy center


Characters size increase

On all the pages of the site, you have the possibility of increasing the size of the characters.

On PC: use the Ctrl + + key combination to increase the font size.

The Ctrl + - key combination reduces the size of the characters.

Successive presses on these keys allow you to increase or decrease the size of the characters in stages.

Note also that the key combination Ctrl + 0 (the number "zero") allows you to revert to the default text size.

On Mac: simply replace the Ctrl key with the Cmd key in the combinations listed above to perform the same actions.


Keyboard navigation

This site has been designed in such a way as to allow keyboard navigation on all the pages.

In most cases, you just need to use the Tab key on your keyboard to navigate from one clickable item to another clickable item on the page.

Conversely, if you want to go up in the reverse direction of reading, use the Shift + Tab key combination.


Keyboard users, you can print any page of the site by accessing the desired page and then simultaneously pressing the Ctrl + P keys on your keyboard if you are on PC or Cmd + P if you are on Mac.

The content pages also have a link to trigger printing directly from the pages.

Contrast parameters from system preferences

Windows 7 and Windows 10

The Windows system allows you to activate the high contrast display.

To turn high contrast on or off from the keyboard, press Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen, and then select yes or no.

In Windows 10, you can enable high contrast from the login screen.

Select the Ease of Access button on the login screen, then High Contrast.



The mac OS system allows you to set display options.

To access these options, go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Display.

Updated on: 04/02/2021 14:27