Artemide recognizes the importance of providing a website that can be used in a variety of ways that do not depend on a single sense, ability, or technology.

Building a website which is usable, desirable and accessible for all user groups, including the disabled, is our ongoing commitment.

We are continuing to update our site to be more accessible to all users.

During our update we ask that if you find any issues with your experience to let us know by simply sending us an email with the URL, description and your contact information to our support team:

Standards Compliance

Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

Our site conforms to W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, level A. AA, some features applicable to level AAA are available on

Below please find a list of critical requirements, which alone cover nearly 80% of all issues highlighted by W3C accessibility problems. These have been given extra attention and the highest priority during our expert evaluation.

  1. Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element.
  2. Ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen
  3. Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic objects are turned off or not supported. If this is not possible, provide equivalent information on an alternative accessible page
  4. Until user agents allow users to freeze moving content, avoid movement in pages
  5. Until user agents allow users to turn off spawned windows, do not cause pop-ups or other windows to appear and do not change the current window without informing the user
  6. Divide large blocks of information into more manageable groups where natural and appropriate
  7. Clearly identify the target of each link
  8. Use the clearest and simplest language appropriate for a site’s content Accessibility Features

Navigation aids

Menu links are grouped and an option to bypass navigation is provided.

Link to skip navigation has no visible anchor text, and is provided specifically for people using a screen reader.

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the website. The following access keys are available throughout Artemide site:

  • S – Skip navigation
  • 1 – Home page
  • 3 – Site map
  • 9 – Contact us
  • 0 – Accessibility statement
  • T – Top of the page

Wherever possible, they do not conflict with commonly-used screen reader and browser keyboard shortcuts.

Access keys are selected in different ways in different browsers:


Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher

Press ALT + the access key, then Enter.

Microsoft Edge

Press ALT + the access key, then Enter.

Mozilla Firefox

Press ALT + SHIFT + the access key.


Press Shift + Esc to toggle into Access Key mode, then press the access key. Shift + Esc must be pressed each time you want to use an access key.

Google Chrome

Press ALT + the access key.



Press CTRL + the access key.

Mozilla Firefox

Press CTRL + OPTION + the access key.

Google Chrome

Press CTRL + OPTION + the access key.

Semantic markup

Structured, semantic markup is used to represent document structure.
H1 tags are used for main titles, h3 tags for subtitles, and so on.

Cascading style sheets are used for visual layout, and Javascript is used to enhance usability and for decorative purposes, however pages are still fully accessible if these technologies are ignored or unsupported.


Descriptive and meaningful text equivalents are provided for all content images, graphical buttons, symbols and objects. Images are not used to represent text, all headings are styled with the help of CSS and can be resized to suit users needs.

Colors & Font sizes

Website design has been tested against color contrast to ensure that all information is still clear.

Most of the text is written as grey on white and is perfectly contrasting. Grey on white combination passes color visibility test successfully:

  • The difference in brightness between the two colors is sufficient. The threshold is 125, and the result of the foreground and background colors is 169.
  • The difference in color between the two colors is sufficient. The threshold is 500, and the result of the foreground and background colors is 501.
  • Relative units have been used in markup language and CSS, therefore website layout accommodates resizing text even in Internet Explorer for Windows.

Artemide will try to respect the main accessibility guidelines with the following:

  • All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose.
  • Content can be presented in different ways (e.g. through a screen reader) without losing info or structure.
  • Make sure content is readable and the foreground contrasts sufficiently with the background.
  • Make most of functionality available from a keyboard.
  • Web pages do not contain anything that flashes more than three times in any one second period, or the flash is below the general flash and red flash thresholds.
  • Help users to navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
  • Text is readable and understandable.
  • Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
  • Help users to avoid and correct mistakes.
  • Maximize compatibility with assistive technologies (such as screen readers) and future browsers.