The new Web site of the Computer Science Department and its Information Architecture have been re-designed (January 2015) in order to reach a greater usability of its contents.
To implement this new portal we choose Concrete5, a free open-source Content Management System (CMS) written in PHP. For information visualization, a responsive design has been applied, which automatically adapts to different devices (desktop, tablets, smartphones).
In the portal re-design we tried to follow the 12 accessibility technical requirements defined by guidelines for Public Admministration Web sites (legal duty - Modifiche ai requisiti della Legge Stanca, Decreto 20 Marzo 2013) and by the WCAG 2.0 Recommendation of the Web Accessibility Initiative. In this way Web site information are accessible to all users, including those suffering from disabilities.
Main performed actions: TITLE attributes for links and ALT for images, underlying external links, accesskey definition, breadcrumbs, salto al contenuto principale, minimalcolor contrast between text and background, visual cues for showing focussed elements, usage of markers for acronyms, usage of heading tags.
Our Web site passed the HTML5 and CSS3 code validation through the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) service.
The Accesskeys are a navigation help that allows you to switch between the various parts of the website without using the mouse.
Accesskeys are listed below:
-  - Accessibility declaration
-  - Home
-  - Skip to main content
-  - Sitemap
-  - Search
- [A] - Department
- [R] - Research
- [D] - Education
- [T] - Terza missione
- [S] - Services and Structures
- [N] - News
Accessibility goals: a continuous process
Ensure accessibility of a website is a complex task and the maintenance of requirements is an ongoing process, especially in order to satisfy the needs of each type of user: we continually strive to achieve the best possible result.