BNP Paribas undertakes to make its internet, intranet and extranet sites and software packages accessible in accordance with Article 47 of Law no. 2005-102 of 11 February 2005. The 2020-2022 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan as well as the 2020-2021 Action Plan are currently being drafted and will be published shortly.
This accessibility declaration applies to


The BNP Paribas Well of History website ( does not comply with the French Accessibility Improvement Guidelines (RGAA), version 4.0 due to the non-conformities listed below.

The site is currently being redesigned. A new conformity audit will be carried out on the new version.


This declaration was drawn up on 01/10/2020.


The audit compliance performed in-house indicates 35% of the GAAR version 4.0 criteria taken into account in the analysis are met.

The audit was carried out on the basis of a checklist of the main themes of the RGAA criteria and with specific attention paid to the elements of image management (criteria 1.1 and 1.3), colour contrasts (criterion 3.2), multimedia (criteria 4.1 and 4.3), tables (criterion 5.1) and links (criterion 6). 1), the use of scripts (criteria 7.3 and 7.4), the presence of compulsory elements (criteria 8.3 and 8.5), the structuring of information in general (criterion 9.1), presentation (criteria 10.6 and 10.7), navigation (criteria 12.1, 12.2, 12.7 and 12.8) and consultation (criteria 13.3 and 13.4).

The framework theme is not part of this analysis.



  • 1.1 Does each image conveying information have a textual alternative?


In the folders, the information-carrying images are not filled in.They are commented with an element <p> instead of a caption <figcaption>.


  • 3.2 In each web page, is the contrast between the colour of the text and the colour of its background sufficiently high (except in special cases)?


Many elements of the site are not sufficiently contrasted. Throughout the site, there is insufficient contrast between the colour of the text and its background.


  • 6.1 Is each link explicit (except in special cases)?


In many places on the site, links or images with several URLs in a set can be found. This problem can be noticed in any element of the Folders page.


  • 7.3 Can each script be controlled by the keyboard and by any pointing device (except in special cases)?


Filter actions are not accessible from the keyboard, neither the chronology nor the filters next to them on the Annual Report page. Similar errors can be seen on the Geography page, where the regions and themes are not accessible either. When subscribing to the newsletter, the options cannot be ticked either.


  • 9.1 In each web page, is the information structured by the appropriate use of titles?


The use of title levels is generally respected, but on the Dossiers page there is a title jump. There is a change from an h1 title to an h3 title.


  • 10.7 In each web page, for each element receiving the focus, is the focus capture visible?


Keyboard navigation does not allow you to see the focus on the entire site. It would be advisable to better identify the focus by framing the focused element.


  • Critère 12.7. In each web page, is there an avoidance or quick access link to the main content area (except in special cases)?


No presence of an avoidance link to directly access the main content.


  • 13.3 On each web page, does each office document available for download have, if necessary, an accessible version (except in special cases)?

    The documents are not downloadable, they will not be available in an accessible version either.





  • 1.4.2. Test environment


The content restitution checks have been carried out on the basis of RGAA 4.0, with the following versions:

    • Chrome 85 et NVDA 2020.1
    • Firefox et NVDA 2020.1
    • VoiceOver on iOS X


  • 1.4.3 Tools for assessing accessibility


    • Contrast Color Analyser
    • Chrome development tool
    • Web Developer Toolbar (Chrome extension)




If you are unable to access any content or service, you may contact the BNP Paribas Group site manager to be directed to an accessible alternative or to obtain the content in another form. To do this, send a message to:


This procedure is to be used in the following case: You have reported to the website manager a lack of accessibility that prevents you from accessing any of the portal’s content or services and you have not received a satisfactory response.



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    Since 1822, history has made us a key player and a witness of transformations taking place in society and economy in Europe and around the world. We invite you to share in our story and explore our archives to learn more about our constantly changing world.
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