Digital Accessibility

Biocodex Microbiota Institute is committed

Committed to providing the best possible experience for all its users, Biocodex Microbiota Institute is making its website accessible to people with disabilities. We are firmly convinced that the web should be available and accessible to everyone, and we are committed to providing a website that is accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of circumstances and abilities.

Created 10 October 2023
Updated 13 October 2023

About this article

Created 10 October 2023
Updated 13 October 2023

Table of contents

Table of contents

In an ongoing effort to optimize, aligned with the group's general policy in favor of diversity, we have partnered with AccessiWay.
Visit AccessiWay's website

With this collaboration, we aim to be part of this civic and supportive approach
for the long term. During this digital transition and with the support of AccessiWay, we commit to
improving the digital accessibility of our website in the coming years.

As of September 22, 2023, the website has a compliance rate of 70.77% according to RGAA 4.1 and is Partially Compliant.

Accessibility statement

View the accessibility statement

What is Digital Accessibility?

Digital accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, they can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web,
and they can contribute to the Web. Digital accessibility also benefits others, especially the elderly, whose abilities may change with age. Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access, whether they are visual, cognitive, or motor.

An accessible website, for example, allows for:

  • Navigation with voice synthesis and/or a braille display (particularly used by blind and visually impaired people);
  • Customization of the site display according to individual needs (such as enlarging text, changing colors, etc.);
  • Navigation without using a mouse (using the keyboard only, via a touch screen, by voice, or any other adapted device).

For this to be possible, the site must comply with current standards during its. creation and updates.

Navigation Assistance by AccessWidget

AccessWidget enhances site accessibility for users suffering from a wide range of disabilities (blind and visually impaired, people with cognitive disorders, motor
impairments, epilepsy, etc.), in compliance with WCAG 2.2 guidelines, as well as European and French regulations (RGAA 4.1). For this, AccessiWay combines digital accessibility consulting services with an AI-based application that runs in the background to constantly optimize its level of accessibility.

Notable improvements include:

Screen Reader and Keyboard Navigation:

Implementation of WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) attributes, along with various behavioral modifications, to ensure that blind users visiting
the site with screen readers can read, understand, and take advantage of all the site's features.

Keyboard Navigation Optimization:

The background process also adjusts the website's HTML code and adds various behaviors through JavaScript to make the website keyboard-friendly. This allows users to navigate the site using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys, use dropdown menus with arrow keys, close them with the Esc key, and activate buttons and links using the Enter key.

Activatable Profiles :

Safety Profile for People with Epilepsy: This profile allows people with epilepsy to safely use the website by eliminating the risk of epileptic seizurescaused by flashing animations and risky color combinations.

Profile for Visually Impaired People: This profile adapts the website to beaccessible for the majority of visual impairments, such as deteriorating eyesight,
tunnel vision, cataracts, glaucoma, etc.

Profile Adapted for Cognitive Impairments: This profile provides various assistive features to help users suffering from cognitive disabilities like autism, dyslexia, strokes, and others, to more easily focus on essential elements.

Profile Adapted for Hyperactive People: This profile significantly reduces distractions and noise, aiding people with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental
disorders to navigate, read, and concentrate on essential elements more easily.

Profile Adapted for Blind People (Screen Reader): This profile adapts the website to be compatible with screen readers like JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack.

Profile Adapted for Motor Disabilities (Keyboard Navigation): This profile allows people with limited mobility to navigate the website using the keyboard and the Tab, Shift+Tab, and Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts like "M" (menus), "H" (headings), "F" (forms), "B" (buttons), and "G" (graphics) to access
specific elements.

Additional Adjustments to User Interface, Design, and Readability:

Font Adjustments: Users can increase and decrease font size, change the font family (type), adjust spacing, alignment, and line height, etc.

Color Adjustments: Users can select different contrast color profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can switch color schemes for titles, texts, and backgrounds, with more than seven different coloration options.

Animations: Users with epilepsy can stop all ongoing animations by clicking a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and flashing
CSS transitions.

Content Highlighting: Users can opt to highlight important elements like links and titles. They can also choose to highlight only the targeted or hovered-over

Audio Mute: Users with hearing aids may experience headaches or other issues due to autoplaying audio. This option allows users to instantly mute the entire

Cognitive Disorders: AccessiWay utilizes a search engine linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing individuals with cognitive impairments to decipher the
meaning of sentences, acronyms, slang, etc.

Additional Features: AccessiWay offers users the option to modify the cursor's color and size, use a print mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other

Feedback and Contact


If you are unable to access content or a service, send a message to to be directed to an accessible alternative or to obtain the content in another form.


Recourse Options

Use this procedure in the following case:
You have reported an accessibility issue to the website manager that prevents you from accessing content or one of the services on the portal, and you have not received a satisfactory response.

  • Write a message to the Rights Defender:
  • Contact the regional delegate of the Rights Defender:
  • Send a letter by mail (free, no postage required)

Rights Defender
Free reply 71120
75342 Paris CEDEX 07