Finding where you are

The website is built as follows: the header includes access to the French and English versions of the website; the Ports of Normandy logo, which directs you back to the homepage;  the main menu, featuring links to the five main sections of the website; and a search engine. A secondary menu includes useful links to the document library page, where you can find all of the website’s downloadable documents, and to the press area, for journalists, publishers and analysts. The footer menu includes links to the contact page;  Ports of Normandy’s contact details; forms to apply for permission to film, take photos or organise an event; the legal notice;  the site map, which provides an overall view of website’s structure and access to its content; and this help and accessibility page.

Navigation aids

Quick Access Links

Situated at the top of the page, these links take you directly to the desired section (without having to read through the all the information on the page). Also included are a link which takes you directly to the top of the page and a link to the search engine. 


On the website’s inner pages, clicking on the Ports of Normandy logo takes you back to the homepage.

Search engine

The search box for the website’s search engine is found at the top of all the website’s pages. Once you have submitted your keywords, the search engine displays the list of pages that best match your search.

Breadcrumb Navigation

All the website’s pages have a location-based breadcrumb navigation feature, which sits just above the main content. It reminds you of the current page you’re on and lets you retrace your steps to higher-level pages.

Tab-key Navigation

You can navigate from one link to another using the Tab key (press the Tab key until you have selected the link you want, then confirm by pressing Enter).

Browser compatibility

This website follows W3C recommendations and is XHTML Transitional and CSS3-compatible. Windows: IE 9, 10 and 11, Edge (last two versions), Firefox (last two versions), Chrome (last two versions) Mac OS X: Firefox (last two versions), Chrome (last two versions), Safari (last two versions) Linux: Firefox (last two versions), Chrome (last two versions)

Display features

To change the font size on the website you can increase or reduce the text size in the header. If you are on a PC, hold the “Ctrl” key down then press either the plus key (+)

or the minus key (-) once or more to gradually increase or reduce the font size respectively.  To return to the default font size, hold the “Ctrl” key down and press zero (0).

If you are using a Mac, follow the same instructions above, but use the “Cmd” key instead of the “Ctrl” key.

Colours and Images

The colours used on the website are sufficiently contrasted to make the content easy to read and text alternatives are provided for all images and animation to meet the AA-level standards of the RGAA, France’s accessibility guide for public administrations.

Reading PDF files

You may come across downloadable PDF files on the website.  To read these documents, download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.

Reading RSS Feeds

Ports of Normand y shares information via RSS feeds. The latest versions of the most popular browsers on the market (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge) do not include an RSS feed reader.  As a result, the feeds are displayed in their original XML format by default.  To read these feeds more easily, you can use third party RSS feed readers.  Here are the plugins and applications we recommend for the various platforms:

Chrome: Zebra RSS (free plugin), Feeder (free plugin)

Firefox: Feedbro (free plugin)

Safari: it is advisable to use a macOS app.  The most popular app is Reeder 4 (paid-for), available from the App Store

Contact us

You can contact the  teams:

by filling in the online contact form

by sending a letter to the following address:

3, rue René Cassin - F-14280 SAINT CONTEST (France)

Digital Accessibility

The website complies with the RGAA 3.0 reference guide (France’s accessibility guide for public administrations). 

What is digital accessibility?

The website is designed to be accessible to as many people as possible.

Any internet user should be able to access all the content published on the website without being hindered by a physical or cognitive disability, the hardware they have, or the quality of their connection.

Ports of Normandy complies with most of the AA-level recommendations made in the RGAA to ensure the  website is accessible to all types of navigation (without a mouse, without a keyboard) and to people with disabilities who use specialised software or equipment (screen reader, braille display) or need to personalise how the website is displayed

(increase the font size, adjust colour contrasts).

The  teams check the RGAA accessibility standards and good practices regularly when updating the website, to guarantee this high quality service over time.

Content accessibility and compliance with web standards

Digital accessibility standards include the following conditions: the font size can be increased or reduced; text alternatives are provided for images, if necessary; changes in language are indicated; titles are provided at different levels; tables are accessible to screen readers; people can navigate on the website without a mouse, using the Tab key; colours are sufficiently contrasted; pages are properly structured and uniform in terms of graphic design and publishing policy; website visitors are notified if an external link opens a new window; pages are organised so that they display correctly, even if your browser does not support “JavaScript”; forms are accessible from any device (PC, tablet, mobile phone); style sheets are used to keep the website’s layout separate from the content. 

Using CSS positioning properties and keeping layout and content completely separate ensures that documents have a coherent structure (title, menus, content, etc.) even without CSS.