Principles of navigating

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 arrive there and to go back, if necessary.

Foot of the page

The foot of the page, at the very bottom, allows direct access to the headings: the public establishment page, the public sales pages, the use conditions page, the page to write 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 home page of the site.

Link to return 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 size of the text  

Size of the text

To facilitate reading and change the size of the text, you can use the icon presented in the services 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 (LSF) 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 interest all the visitors to the site, all handicaps included. 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

This offers some contents (practical information, selections allowing one to discover the collections, etc.) specifically meant for each of the following disabilities:

Blind and seeing-impaired visitors

Reduced mobility visitors

Mentally handicapped visitors

Deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

For the section dedicated to deaf and hearing-impaired visitors, the information is offered both in written French and in sign language (LSF).