Site navigation

The site «L'OCCITANE Foundation» offers many features allowing all users to navigate easily.

The main logo

On all the pages, the "Fondation L'OCCITANE" logo displayed in the banner allows, with a single click, to return to the home page of the site.

The menu bars

The main menu

The main menu that appears after activating the “Menu” button located in the banner allows you to access the main pages of the site.
This is a drop-down menu that can be controlled by both the mouse and the keyboard.

The footer menu

The footer menu offers useful links and all the main links.

Features offered by your browser

In parallel to the aids available directly on the site, this one has been designed to give your browser the opportunity to take advantage of its own features.

“Dark mode” contrast

On all pages of the site, the "Accessibility" widget in the banner allows to view the pages in "dark mode" for a totally optimized contrast.
The Accessibility widget also allows you to increase the size of all characters to 200% with one click.

Enlargement of character size

On all the pages of the site, you can enlarge the font size.
If you are on a PC, use the Ctrl + + key combination to enlarge the font size. The combination of Ctrl + - keys reduces the size of the characters.
Successive strokes on these keys allow you to increase or decrease the size of the characters in steps.
Also note that the combination of Ctrl + 0 keys (the “zero” digit) allows you to return to the default text size.
Mac users, simply replace the Ctrl key with the Cmd key in the above mentioned combinations to perform the same actions.

Keyboard navigation

In most cases, simply type the Tab key on your keyboard to navigate successively from one clickable item to another clickable item on the page.
Conversely, if you want to go back in the opposite direction, use the combination of Shift + Tabulation keys.


Users of keyboards, you have the ability to mark any page as a favorite.
To do this, go to the desired page, then press the Ctrl + D keys on your keyboard if you are on PC, Cmd + D if you are on Mac.

PDF Document

This site offers PDF documents for download.
Viewing this type of document requires Adobe Reader software that can be downloaded free of charge at : 


What is e-accessibility?

An accessible website is a site that allows all Internet users to access its content without difficulty, including people with disabilities who use specialized software or hardware.
For example, an accessible site can:
•    Navigate with voice synthesizers or braille ranges (especially used by blind or visually impaired Internet users).
•    Customize the site display to suit your needs (character magnification, colour change, etc.).
•    Navigate without using the mouse, with the keyboard only or via a touch screen.
•    Etc.

To do this, the site must meet rigorous standards when it is built and updated.

E-accessibility audit

The following pages of the site were the subject of an accessibility audit (at the AA level) carried out by TÉMESIS in September 2019.

User agents, assistive technologies and tools used to verify accessibility

Content retrieval checks were performed with the following browser and screen reader combinations:
•    Firefox 70
•    Internet Explorer 12
•    Chrome 76
The following tools were used during the evaluation:
•    Color Contrast Analyser
•    Contrast Finder
•    Firefox devlopment tool
•    Web Developer Toolbar (Firefox extension)

Level of accessibility of the site

The audit found that the accessibility level of the site is good.
•    For example, the following accessibility rules are followed:
•    The main language of the pages is well stated.
•    Site pages have a unique and specific title.
• Style sheets are used for site formatting management.
• The required images have a replacement text.
• Link and button headings are explicit (understandable by nature).
• Section headings structure the content of pages.
•    The site is accessible with keyboard only.
•    A “Skip to Main Content” avoidance link is available on all pages of the site.
•    Links opening in a new window are indicated as such.
Links opening in a new window are indicated as such.
• Information is never conveyed only by colour.
• Link lists are correctly delimited with ul> and li> tags.
However, some accessibility rules are not fully respected. These include:
• The vast majority of the colour combinations used on the site are sufficiently contrasted with the expectations of accessibility repositories. However, this is not the case for some white texts superimposed on background images.
• The animation on the home page cannot be stopped or paused.
•    Some pages of the site have slight errors in HTML validation according to the W3C standard. However, to our knowledge, these few errors do not cause any real problems of accessibility (no impact on technical aids, in particular).•    Some site-rich interface components (such as the modal window, the tabs system or the custom drop-down list) can be used on a keyboard-only basis and with a screen reader do not fully follow ARIA design patterns.
•    The PDF documents available for download are not fully accessible. The availability of all these already available documents would represent a very substantial task. Consequently, Groupe L'Occitane will propose an accessible version of these documents upon request. To obtain an accessible version of a document, we invite you to contact us via one of the means proposed in the part "Contact us" below indicating the name of the document concerned.

Contact us

We are committed to making this site available to all Internet users, regardless of their physical and/or cognitive disposition.
If, however, you encounter a problem while browsing or accessing certain content on the site, do not hesitate to contact us by detailing as much as possible your situation and the problem encountered so that we can find a solution together.