What is digital accessibility?

An accessible website is one that allows people with disabilities to access its content and functionality without difficulty. An accessible site makes it possible, for example, to:

  • Navigate with text-to-speech and/or Braille (especially used by blind and visually impaired people).
  • Customize the display of the site according to users’ needs (increase or decrease text size, change colours, etc.).
  • Navigate without using the mouse (with the keyboard only, or via touch screen, voice control or a suitable device).

To achieve this, the site must comply with the standards in force when it is created and updated.

Digital Accessibility: Sanofi's Commitment

Sanofi.com is committed to this digital accessibility process, from design to updating content, to improve the user experience for people with disabilities.

This desire is reflected in the development of the multi-year digital accessibility plan in order to ensure the progressive compliance of digital tools and services with the RGAA (General Accessibility Improvement Standard).

  • Complete overhaul of the site (design and content) taking into account, from the conceptualization phase, the issue of digital accessibility and its criteria (put online by 2022);
  • Carrying out regular full audits aimed at detecting areas for improvement;
  • Make digital accessibility an acceptance criterion in each technical development of new site functionalities;
  • Collaboration with a firm specializing in digital accessibility to ensure that the actions carried out are in line with the RGAA;
  • Awareness of contributors on the quality of content produced for the site;
  • Training of integrators for compliant productions.

Accessibility statement

Sanofi is committed to making its websites (Internet, Intranet and Extranet), and mobile apps in accordance with Article 47 of French law no. 2005-102 of February 11, 2005. This accessibility statement applies to https://www.sanofi.com/.

Compliance status

The website « https://www.sanofi.com/ » only partially complies with the RGAA (France’s General Accessibility Improvement Guidelines) version 4.1 due to the non-conformities and derogations listed below.

Test results

The compliance audit carried out by Atalan in March 2021 reveal that it meets 68% of the criteria of RGAA 4.0.

This percentage corresponds to:

42 compliant criteria
20 non-compliant criteria
44 criteria not applicable 

Sanofi teams are committed to working regularly on non-conforming criteria for continuous improvement of the sites.

Non-accessible content


List of non-compliant criteria :

  • Is each decoration image correctly ignored by assistive technologies?
  • For each image conveying information with a text alternative, is this alternative relevant?
  • For each image used as a CAPTCHA, is a solution for alternative access to the content or to the purpose of the CAPTCHA available?
  • Does each image conveying information have a detailed description if necessary?
  • Does each inline frame have a frame title?
  • On each Web page, is the contrast between the text and background colours sufficient?
  • Does each prerecorded time-based media have a text transcript or an audio description if necessary?
  • Does each prerecorded time-based media have a synchronized audio description if necessary?
  • Is each link explicit?
  • On each Web page, does each link, with the exception of anchors, have a title?
  • Does each script support assistive technologies, if necessary?
  • On each Web page, is information structured by the appropriate use of headings?
  • On each Web page, is each list structured appropriately?
  • On each Web page, are CSS declarations for background and foreground colors appropriate?
  • On each Web page, can each link whose nature is not obvious be distinguished from the surrounding text?
  • On each web page, are additional contents appearing when focusing or hovering over an interface component controllable by the user (except in special cases)?
  • Does each form field have a label?
  • Can the content grouping areas present in several web pages (header, main navigation, main content, footer and search engine areas) be reached or avoided?
  • On each Web page, is there bypass or skip link to the main content area (except in particular cases)?
  • On each Web page, can each moving or blinking content be controlled by the user?


The following components are not in this declaration scope, as they are not controlled by Sanofi:

  • YouTube video player
  • Sociabble (Sanofi social media’s publication wall)

Production of this accessibility statement

This statement was issued on march 11th, 2021.


  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • SVG
  • ARIA


The content playback checks were performed with the following browser and screen reader combinations:

  • Firefox 79 and NVDA 2020.2
  • Edge + JAWS 2020
  • Android Talkback and Chrome 89


  • Colour Contrast Analyser
  • Firefox development tool
  • Web Developer toolbar (Firefox extension)

Feedback and contact

If you are unable to access any content or service, please contact the site manager who will provide an accessible alternative or offer the content in another form.


You should follow this procedure in the following situation:
You have notified the website manager of an accessibility problem that prevents you from accessing any part of the content or services of the portal and you have not received a satisfactory response.

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