Accessibility: partially compliant

Accessibility declaration

The Comité Consultatif National D'Étique undertakes to make its internet, intranet and extranet sites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with article 47 of law no. 2005-102 of 11 February 2005.
This declaration of accessibility applies to the website. It was drawn up on 21 February 2022, on the basis of the content available at that date.


Test results

The compliance audit, carried out by Access First on a sample of 11 pages, revealed that 61.2% of the RGAA criteria had been met.

Compliance status

The  website is partially compliant with version 4 of the General Accessibility Standards (RGAA), due to the non-compliances and derogations listed below.

Technologies used to create the site

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PDF

User agents, tools and assistive technologies used to check content accessibility

Content rendition checks were carried out using the following configurations:

  • Firefox and NVDA ;
  • Safari and VoiceOver;
  • Firefox and Jaws 2020.

The following code verification tools were used to check compliance with the RGAA tests:

  • ANDI module (Accessible Name and Description Inspector) ;
  • Colour Contrast Analyser ;
  • Extension Web Developer ;
  • Tools for developers integrated into the Firefox browser;
  • W3C HTML Validator.

Site pages checked for compliance

  1. Home
  2. Who we are
  3. Contact us
  4. CNPEN
  5. Legal information
  6. Themes
  7. International ethics
  8. News page
  9. Search results page
  10. Ethics in France
  11. Calendar of events

Content not accessible


The content listed below is not accessible for the following reasons:

  • Images carrying information have a textual alternative that is absent or irrelevant;
  • Decorative images are not correctly ignored by assistive technologies;
  • Links are not sufficiently explicit;
  • Scripts are not compatible with assistive technologies;
  • Scripts are not accessible using the keyboard or any other pointing device;
  • The source code generated for the pages is invalid;
  • Some pages have a default language that is missing or irrelevant;
  • Some page titles are missing or irrelevant;
  • Some language changes are not indicated in the source code or have an irrelevant language code;
  • Some tags are only used for presentation purposes and the text is not correctly structured;
  • The content is not always correctly structured using headings;
  • The structure of the document is not always consistent;
  • Some content needs to be structured in lists;
  • Some content is no longer legible when the font size is increased to at least 200%;
  • Not all button labels on forms are relevant;
  • Each set of pages does not have at least two navigation systems;
  • Not all content grouping zones on several pages can be reached or avoided;
  • Downloadable office documents do not have an accessible version;
  • The content offered cannot be viewed regardless of screen orientation (portrait or landscape).

Content not subject to the accessibility obligation

The following elements are subject to a derogation, as they are provided by third parties over whom we have no control.

  • The contrasts of social network logos.

Feedback and contact

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


This procedure should be used in the following case: you have notified the website manager of a lack of accessibility that is preventing you from accessing content or one of the portal services and you have not received a satisfactory response.

  • Write a message to the Défenseur des droits;
  • Contact the Défenseur des droits delegate in your region;
  • Send a letter by post (free of charge, do not use a stamp) to Défenseur des droits, Libre réponse 71120, 75342 Paris CEDEX 07.