During the design and construction phases of the Gruppo FS websites, great care was taken to observe the accessibility and usability characteristics so that the pages would meet the technical requirements of the Italian Ministerial Decree implementing the so-called “Stanca Law” (Italian Law No. 4/2004 “Provisions to facilitate disabled persons' access to ITC equipment”). The characteristics also comply with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines set forth in the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) international standard, launched by the W3C world consortium, which is involved in standardizing the design of websites.
Making a site accessible means allowing anyone to have full access to the contents, information and services available on the site, regardless of the operating system, navigation tools (devices other than monitor, keyboard or mouse), the browser settings and the available connection speed; so access to services and information is also extended to people who need assistance technologies or particular configurations due to their disabilities.
From a technical point of view, all the pages on the Group's websites are valid as regards the doctype XHTML 1.0 Strict and their layout has been done using only CSS style sheets and do not contain inaccessible flash items and frames. No hidden tables have been used.
The websites have been tested with the following browsers in different operating systems:
The Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane websites were produced and implemented with the utmost care and attention towards accessibility for all categories of users.
Since the Homepage of the website is changed quite often, the website may sometimes be partially inaccessible for temporary periods.
Accessibility i.e. the ability of IT systems to provide services and usable information without discrimination is an on-going process and not a point of arrival.
Therefore, the accessibility of the websites will be monitored and accompanied by editorial and technical development guidelines produced by the editorial offices. Some pages and services have not yet been made accessible.