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This site meets the regulations of Law 9, January 2004 no. 4 (Official Gazette 13, 17 January 2004) requiring accessibility to public administration web sites in accordance with pertinent European Community law, guideline W3C-WAI.Web pages have been created using Xhtml 1.0 language and markers with strict version DTD, using elements and structures conforming to specification for semantic aspects. The presentation and its contents have been structured using certified CSS 2.0 (without frames).Further information:- All images on the site have been translated into text form to permit interpretation by vocal synthesisers.- Page contents can be accessed without colour by disenabling style sheets or using a browser that does not interpret graphics, colour or style sheets.- The page language is stated.- Tables inserted in the pages are explained in detail by captions and further text.- Pages are created using markers that unify fields of text with their relative text labels.- Colours have been selected to ensure good contrast between background and foreground (text), avoiding bright colours that could cause disturbance in viewing the pages.- All formatting of the graphic structure and site pagination is separated from actually content by use of style sheets.- Navigation aids are used (ellipsis, link jumps).- All site pages open in the same browser page.- A simple and functional site map is provided.- All pages feature the same navigation structure to avoid difficulties for users; presentation style is consistent throughout all site pages.- The site offers a search engine to assist in finding the sections desired. Information on web site accessibility according to regulations of Law 8, July 2005, published in Official Gazette 183, August 2005:Requirements1 StipulationProduce pages and items contained therein using prescribed technologies with formally published language, using the most recent versions available when supported by user programs. Use elements and attributes in a manner consistent with specifications, respecting semantic rules.Conforms: yes2 StipulationFrames are not permitted in creation of new sites.Conforms: n/a3 StipulationFurnish a text alternative equivalent to all items in the text of a page and guarantee that when non-textual content of an item changes that the related textual content is contemporaneously updated. Text alternatives equivalent to objects must provide equal function to the original item in its specific context.Conforms: yes4 StipulationGuarantee that all information elements and functions are also available in absence of the specific colour used for presentation in the pages.Conforms: yes 5 StipulationAvoid flashing or moving objects and text with frequencies that could provoke photosensitive epilepsy, disturbance in concentration or malfunction of user technology. Whenever requirements for communication demand the use of such elements the user must be advised of possible risks prior to their presentation and must be provided with methods that permit avoidance of the items.Conforms: yes 6 StipulationGuarantee that information content (foreground) is always distinguishable from background by providing sufficient contrast (for text) or different sound levels (spoken information over music background). Texts in image form should generally be avoided and if use is necessary they must be produced using these same criteria concerning distinguishable character.Conforms: yes7 StipulationUse client-side image-sensitive maps rather than server-side maps, except in the case that the sensitive zones cannot be defined with a predefined geometric form offered under the DTD in use.Conforms: yes8 StipulationIf server-side image maps are used provide alternative text links suitable to obtain all the information or services that would be reached by interacting directly with the map.Conforms: n/a9 StipulationFor data tables, use elements (markers) and attributes provided under the DTD in use to describe the contents and identify the column and row captions.Conforms: yes10 StipulationFor data tables, use elements (markers) and attributes provided under the DTD in use to associate data cells and captions cells that have two or more levels of heading logic for rows and columns.Conforms: yes11 StipulationUse style sheets to check the presentation of contents and organise pages so that they can also be read when the style sheets are disabled or not supported.Conforms: yes12 StipulationThe presentation of text content on a page must be adapted to the dimensions of the users’ browser window without superimposing objects or losing information that renders the content incomprehensible, even in case of resizing, enlarging, or reduction of the viewing area and/or characters with respect to the predefined values for these attributes.Conforms: yes13 StipulationWhenever tables are used for pagination, guarantee that the table contents can also be understood when the table is read in linear mode; use tables elements and attributes that respect the semantic value defined in the detailed language for the markers used.Conforms: yes14 StipulationIn forms, provide explicit association of labels with their controls, positioning them so that the user can easily complete fields.Conforms: yes15 StipulationEnsure that the pages can be used when script, applets and other programming objects are disabled or not supported.Conforms: yes16 StipulationEnsure that event managers that activate script, applets or other programming objects or that have a specific interface are independent from any specific input requirements.Conforms: yes17 StipulationEnsure alternate direct accessibility to functions and information transmitted by means of programming objects, objects that use technologies that are not defined in published formal language. 18 StipulationWhen video or multimedia presentations are indispensible for a complete understanding of the information or services provided, provide an equivalent synchronised textual alternative in form of sub-titles and/or voice description, or provide a summary or simple label for each video or multimedia element, anticipating the difficulties in execution in the case of a real-time presentation. 19 StipulationMake the destination of each hypertext link clear, with texts that remain meaningful even if read without reading the full body of context, or else provide other texts next to the links that offer similar explanatory capacity. Avoid mechanisms that necessitate repetitive sequences of links common to many pages.Conforms: yes20 StipulationIf the services provided by a page require user action within a defined time interval, the user must be explicitly informed of the maximum time and must be offered alternatives to obtain the same services.Conforms: yes21 StipulationProvide that the links in a page are accessible by systems other than mouse, such as keyboard actions or technology that simulates keyboard action.Conforms: yes22 StipulationAt first application of this law, for pre-existing sites with pages that cannot be brought into conformity, every page must provide a link to a page that does provide conformity and contains equivalent information and functions, and which is updated with the same frequency as the original page, avoiding the production of text-only pages. Links to the accessible page must be clearly presented at the beginning of the page that does not meet accessibility requirements.