Sanofi takes Web user disabilities very seriously and is committed to providing an accessible site that conforms to level Simple-A of the WCAG 2.0 international accessibility guidelines.

Accessibility policy

This site was designed in accordance with W3C, web standards, notably the directives concerning web content accessibility issued by the WAI initiative. All pages with a URL beginning “” conform to level Simple-A of WCAG 2.0.

Should you discover an error or omission on any page of the site, or encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to notify us:


Browser compatibility

This site is compatible with all recent browsers supporting HTML 4.01 and CSS 2 and respecting the XHTML and CSS language and grammar recommended by the W3C.

Subsequently, this site means that for optimum viewing of this site, you should use the latest generation of browsers, but it remains accessible with older versions.

We recommend you use the following browsers:

  • On Mac.OS.X: Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox
  • On Windows: Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer 6, HPR
  • On Linux: Mozilla Firefox, Opera

Documents to download

Some of the downloadable documents are presented in at least one accessible format (HTML, TXT, RTF, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

You can however also find downloadable documents in PDF format with no directly accessible format associated with them.

If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you download it from Adobe's site:


Keyboard shortcuts

This website has been programmed to offer keyboard shortcuts for navigation:

  • [ s ] to skip navigation and go directly to the main content of the page
  • [ 4 ] to go to the search tool
  • [ 0 ] to go to this "Keyboard shortcuts paragraph

Combinations of keys differ from a browser to another. Below are listed the process to activate those keyboard shortcuts for the main browsers:

  • Internet Windows: [Alt] + [keyboard shortcut], then [Enter]
  • Mozilla, Netscape, K-Meleon, FireFox Windows: [Alt] + [keyboard shortcut]
  • Opera 7 Windows, Macintosh, Linux: [Shift] + [Esc] + [keyboard shortcut]
  • Internet Explorer, Macintosh: [Ctrl] + [keyboard shortcut], then [Enter]
  • Safari 1.2 Macintosh: [Ctrl] + [keyboard shortcut]
  • Mozilla, Netscape Macintosh: [Ctrl] + [keyboard shortcut]
  • Galeon / Mozilla / FireFox Linux: [Alt] + [keyboard shortcut]
  • Netscape 4, Camino, Galeon, Konqueror, Omniweb, Safari before version 1.2, Opera Windows / Linux before version 7: do not support keyboard shortcuts.

Browsing the site


On all pages, click on the logo in the header to go back to the home page.

Major Sections

Main links represent the first navigation element available at the top of the page. They enable you to directly access the main sections of the site:

  • Go to content
  • Go to the main sections menu
  • Go to the subsections menu
  • Go to the languages menu
  • Go to the help menu

Tools and services

The main links are completed by the navigation aids placed - for graphic-interface browsers - at the top right of each page

Main links available on the site:

  • Contact form
  • This navigation help document
  • Site map
  • Links enabling access to the help page, site map, news page, main navigation block and bottom of the page are placed at the start of the page. A secondary navigation system groups together all links concerning the major section currently being viewed, when relevant

Navigating within a page

Quick access links

Links enabling you to go to the main navigation block, directly access content and the bottom of the page are just before the Sanofi Espoir logo.

Their implementation means they should be useable for most technical aids such as voice synthesizers and Braille slots. These links appear when the main layout of the site is disabled using the browser options.

Breadcrumb navigation

The breadcrumb navigation is present on each page. It enables you to locate your position and rapidly go back to higher navigation levels.


Customizing the display

How do I increase the font size?

With Internet Explorer: go to the View menu/Text size and choose the desired size.

With Mozilla: simultaneously press the following keys:

  • [Ctrl] + [ + ] to increase the size
  • [Ctrl] + [ - ] to reduce it
  • [Ctrl] + [ 0 ] to go back to the initial size

Applying your customized style sheet

You can view the site layout using alternative user-defined style sheets.

You can define an alternative style sheet using the View menu of browsers that support alternative styles:

  • Firefox, Mozilla: View menu / Page style
  • Opera 7: Style menu
  • Internet Explorer 6.0, HPR 3.0: with the menu Tools / Internet Options / General tab / Accessibility