Digital access

The Département de la Sarthe is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to all citizens.

What is digital access?

To the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, the power of the web is in its universality. The point of digital access is therefore to
 put the web and its services at the disposal of all, whatever their devices or software, network infrastructure, mother tongue, culture, geographical location, or their physical or mental abilities.

Digital access guidelines for French authorities (RGAA)

The RGAA guidelines cover access to the internet, television and telephone. The guidelines stem from article 47 of the law of 11 February 2005 (the Digital Bill) which requires equality for the handicapped. The internet part of the bill was approved in October 2009. A new version (3.04) was published on 29 April 2015. (source: Wikipedia)


Main menu
The main menu, accessed via any page, comprises four sections.
Hover over any one to develop the sub-menu.
Third and fourth-level pages are accessed via pages that contain sub-levels.

Sidebar menus
Three sidebar menus comprise information sorted according to requirements, i.e. business, family, senior, new arrival etc.

The footer contains a site map with two levels and links to the legal notices and the digital access page.

Keyboard Navigation
Navigation from link to link: the website can be navigated from link to link via the tabulation key. Tabulate until you reach the desired link and then enter.
Use [shift]+[tab] to go backwards.

Help with navigation
Click on the logo to return to the home page from anywhere on the site.

Breadcrumb Trail
The breadcrumb trail shows where you are in the website architecture so you can move up to the parent page easily.

Site Map
The site map is accessible from all site pages (in the footer). It gives an overview of the site hierarchy.

Search engine
The website’s internal search engine is accessible from all site pages (in the footer). Results (articles, documents, people, schedules) are sorted in order of relevance to the search. Results may be sorted by profile, content type or topic.

Use your browser’s standard functions to adjust font size.
Go to Display > Zoom or press [Ctrl] and scroll with your mouse or press [Ctrl] and + or - on the number pad.

Articles on this website do not require the layout to be adjusted when printing. Navigation information will not appear on printed pages. Click on the print pictogram at the top right of the article to access the printable version.Click on “print”.

Consultation of content
Documents to be uploaded are usually in PDF. More information  on the file (new window, format, size etc.) appears in the title of the link.