An accessible website for the visually impaired

In 1997, L’OCCITANE committed to helping those with vision problems by adding braille to as much of its product packaging as possible, making it accessible to those with a visual impairment and to the blind.

The L'OCCITANE Foundation has continued this commitment by making protecting eyesight a priority, particularly combatting avoidable blindness. It runs the UNION FOR VISION 10by20 programme, which aims to give 10 million people access to eye care services by 2020. 
To this end, the L’OCCITANE Foundation website is accessible to the visually impaired. The site has been designed with the help of Temesis: a consultancy and training company in the field of website and app quality and accessibility. Following an audit, the L’OCCITANE Foundation has received guidance on how to design its website to meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards at AA level.