Navigation principles

Quick access

To facilitate the navigation of web surfers who use voice control or Braille interfaces, an internal navigation menu is available at the very beginning of each page. It includes a link to English and Spanish language versions, a link to the “accessibility” space of the site, and a link to the research page.

Navigation menus

The principal navigation menu allows one to explore the site more easily. It holds all the links to the principal sections of the site.

The section menu shows all the subheadings for the selected heading.


Systematically located at the top of the page, these allow you to locate where you are in the site, to see the path you have followed to reach where you are and to go back, if necessary.


The footer, at the very bottom, gives direct access to the headings: the public establishment page, the public sales pages, the conditions of use page, the page to contact us, the site map page, the link to this page and the credits.

Logo at the top of the page

The logo of the musée du quai Branly allows one to return to the website home page.

Link to back to the top of the page

Some pages of the site exceed 3 1024 screen (AccessiWeb 13.13 criterion), this is why these pages systematically have “return to the top of the page” links facilitating internal navigation.

Technical details


It is possible to send a page or print it with the icons on the page.

  • Send to a friend  
  • Print the page
  • Change the text font size  

text font size

To facilitate reading and changing the text font size, you can use the icon in the services section at the top of each page, explained above.

You can also use the options integrated into browsers for this purpose:

  • Internet Explorer: Ctrl + scroll wheel on the mouse or in the display menu > text size
  • Firefox / mozilla  : Crtl + + or -
  • Safari / Camino  : Apple + + or -

Navigation with the Tab button

You can navigate throughout the site without using a mouse. This navigation is done with the aid of the Tab key (on the left of your keyboard), which allows you to go from link to link all along the page. The order is from top to bottom and from left to right.
By using the Enter key, you activate the highlighted link.
Finally, the up and down arrows allow you to move up or down within the current page.

Multimedia content

Certain documents are provided as PDFs. To open these files and consult them, you must use Acrobat Reader.

You can download this on the Adobe website.

Download the program for free.

The media of the site (videos and sound) can be accessed with the Flash plug-in. This Flash plug-in is therefore necessary for the sign language (FSL) videos.

Download the plug-in for free.


The site is entirely usable without having javascript activated on your browser.

 Compatibility with the browsers

  • On Mac OS X : Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera  
  •  On Windows : Internet Explorer 6 and 7, Mozilla Firefox, Opera
  •  On Linux : Mozilla Firefox, Opera

Generic categories and accessibility

The generic categories are aimed at all visitors to the website, including those with disabilities. They include general information (events, practical information, programming, etc.) and are, in principle, accessible to everyone.

The following contents can pose some access difficulty: the interactive programs offered in Flash, and the on-line catalogs that rely on a specific application.


Accessibility space

Offers content (practical information, selections allowing one to discover the collections, etc.) aimed specifically at each of the following disabilities:

Blind and visually-impaired visitors

Reduced mobility visitors

Mentally handicapped visitors

Deaf and and visitors with hearing impediments

For the section dedicated to the deaf and visitors with hearing impediments, the information is offered both in written French and in sign language (FSL).