Accessibility statement

We give paramount importance to the accessibility of our website and of our Social Report, to allow everyone to browse and access our content independently.

In 2022, we started a collaboration with Fondazione LIA – Libri Italiani Accessibili to improve the accessibility of the Fondazione Agnelli official website and Social Report, with the goal of making them accessible and fully usable for a wide range of people, including individuals who rely on assistive technologies and those with disabilities.

Website accessibility

The website’s graphic interface was developed according to the state of the art of available web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript, and WAI-ARIA).

Accessibility was tested by Fondazione LIA performing a combination of automatic and manual tests, with the aim of adapting the website to leading accessibility standards, referring to international guidelines put in place specifically to make content and websites more accessible and usable for all.

Fondazione LIA tested all user processes and touch points by analysing the code from a structural point of view and usability with assistive technologies, checking the different pages and main processes.

The following main user processes and templates representative of the website’s pages were analysed:

  • Search process;
  • Newsletter subscription process;
  • Homepage;
  • “Area” template;
  • “Simple article (presentation)” template;
  • “Simple article (news)” template;
  • “Project” template;
  • “Tag archive” template;
  • “About us” and “Areas” pages.

Site compliance

The process of adjusting the website to international accessibility standards took into consideration:

  • The accessibility guidelines published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines represented the touchstone for the website’s accessibility, with the aim of making it as compliant as possible with level AA, which is widely considered the gold standard for web content accessibility;
  • The most up-to-date web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript) for the graphic interface;
  • The WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Application) 1.2 specification, to semantically enrich widgets, structures, and interactive behaviours of the website, supporting users of assistive technologies as they browse or use the content.

Site accessibility features

The website can be browsed and consulted independently by all users. In particular:

  • Alternative texts are provided for non-decorative images and icons;
  • The header hierarchy respects the correct nesting order within pages;
  • Text can be enlarged up to 200% and users can zoom in on the interface while maintaining content correctly displayed;
  • The style properties of the text can be modified while maintaining content correctly displayed;
  • The website can be viewed on mobile devices without loss of content or functionality. The contents of the pages automatically adapt to the size of the viewing window;
  • The website supports both orientation modes (portrait or landscape) when viewed on mobile devices, maintaining content correctly displayed;
  • The website can be browsed via keyboard and interfaces that simulate keyboard behaviour, such as screen readers. All features and controls can be operated via keyboard;
  • The keyboard focus indicator is visible on interactive elements;
  • Buttons and controls have meaningful labels;
  • The main content of the page can be read directly, thanks to the “Go to main content” link;
  • The keyboard focus moves correctly between interactive elements on the page;
  • Content is correctly structured using HTML semantic tags and WAI-ARIA roles, states and properties, which allow the behaviour of interactive elements to be conveyed to assistive technologies;
  • Most content can also be listened to, using a screen reader (including the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver).


As you browse the site you may encounter some elements that do not fully comply with the accessibility requirements of international guidelines, in particular:

  • although we take great care to provide alternative text for images that is appropriate and descriptive, given the amount of content on the site it is possible that older images may not have meaningful alternative text;
  • the text of links to articles and pages on the homepage that is read by assistive technologies does not contain the link text visible on the screen and does not describe the destination of the link. This can create problems for users who use screen readers and speech input interfaces to interact with the site;
  • links in the footer are not highlighted when they receive focus when navigating with the keyboard. The graphic element that identifies the focus status uses the same color as the footer background and therefore is not distinguishable;
  • graphical and visual elements that indicate whether an element is receiving keyboard focus, or that appear on mouse hover, may not have sufficient contrast with all background colors used on the site, or when an image is used as a background;
  • the design of the site involves the use of many different background colors, so in some places the contrast between the text and the background may not be sufficient for all readers;
  • in some cases, text is displayed over background images and this may affect the readability of the text and slow reading for some readers;
  • videos on the site may not have subtitles or a transcript;
  • words in a language other than the language of the page are not correctly identified, making it difficult for text-to-audio conversion solutions to correctly perform the transformation;
  • on some pages some text that is visible on the screen is hidden from assistive technologies, this means that the information conveyed by these texts is not available to users of assistive technologies;
  • on some pages it is possible to find links that have been hidden from assistive technologies, which can still receive focus when navigating with the keyboard. These links are announced by screen readers as empty links;
  • when you start the search, a message appears announcing the number of results found. This message is not automatically intercepted and read by assistive technologies;
  • the borders of some UI components (e.g., form fields, buttons) have insufficient contrast with adjacent colors, which can make it difficult for people with visual impairments to recognize and distinguish the clickable area;
  • on some pages, headings are used to graphically stylize the text and not to structure the content of the page, and may therefore not actually represent headings but simple highlighted text;
  • the language of the content is not identified on the newsletter sign-up page, and this can make it difficult for text-to-audio conversion solutions to perform the transformation correctly.

Social Report accessibility

Starting from the 2021 Social Report, Fondazione Agnelli has collaborated with Fondazione LIA to create a PDF document that takes into account the needs of people with vision impairments, so that it can be read and navigated by using assistive technologies. The Social Report can be downloaded from the page dedicated to Social Reports.

Different colours are used in the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Social Report. The contrast between the main text and the background is not always sufficient. In some cases, colour is used to convey information.

Statement date

This accessibility statement was prepared on March 7, 2024.


The process we have started is very important to us, and we deeply value any feedback from our users: if you encounter any issues or have anything to report or suggest after visiting our website or reading our Social Report, please contact us by emailing, and we will reply within 7 working days.