DDA Audit logo & link to the homepage

 

 

DDA AUDIT

Because it's legal and makes business sense

 

 

Accessible DDA Audit Website

 

At DDA Audit, we want everyone to enjoy the benefits of good clear communication. We are committed to helping improve accessibility by doing everything we can to make our services easier to use.

 

We have designed dda-audit.co.uk, our website, to be informative and accessible to a wide range of users. We hope you find the content about our businesses easy to find and useful. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this website, please let us know by

Improving accessibility

As part of our commitment to continuously improve the level of accessibility within our website, we have recently re-designed all aspects of the site. We hope that the design, navigation and functionality will be available and inclusive for all user groups regardless of their location, internet experience, and type of technology used.

 

The website has been developed in line with the priority levels of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines, part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

 

This section outlines some of the accessibility features that we have provided for users and guidance on how to use them. Please refer to your web browser and operating system 'Help' for their additional accessibility features.

Design

dda-audit.co.uk has been optimised to be viewed at a minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 within the following browsers or, their corresponding higher version numbers:

The colour combinations have been checked to ensure appropriate colour contrast and colour difference. The pages are not based on frames and can therefore be printed easily throughout the website.

 

The text within the content pages has been set to relative sizes, which can be increased or decreased for more comfortable screen reading.

 

Text equivalents have been provided for every non-text element, ALT tags provided for all images and long descriptions for charts and graphs. Page and table header tags have also been included where applicable.

Navigation

The key website navigation links are 'Home', 'What is accessibility?', 'How to be accessible', 'Test', 'Audit service', 'Useful Links' and 'About us'. This primary navigation is supported by the left hand navigation which allows users to access deeper content areas. All navigation items are provided in text for improved readability.

 

The navigation has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, allowing all site content to be viewed within the minimum number of mouse clicks. It is also possible to access pages of the site by using the 'Site map'.

 

Navigation routes have been developed to be as accessible as possible and compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers.

 

Access Keys (Shortcut Navigation Keys) and Browsers

Access for people who are disabled to use a pointing device (e.g. a Mouse).

 

The Access keys are at the moment supported by the following browsers:

Keystrokes Combinations

Our website's Access Keys

1 = Main content

2 = Site map

3 = Main navigation

Accessibility software

All links open new windows

Alternative formats

In order to make our website fully accessible, we provide our information in a number of alternative formats. However, the website does include a number of PDF files, which we are unable to re-produce in alternative formats.

 

We recommend that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view Adobe PDF files at: www.adobe.com Adobe Acrobat 5.0 and 6.0 software provides a number of capabilities that improve access for users. For further information about Adobe's PDF accessibility, please visit: http://access.adobe.com/


We encourage any users, experiencing problems with our site to email us at: We will work to solve any issues as a priority and where possible, will respond to individual requests for information in alternative formats.

Fonts

All text sizes within the content pages and navigation have been set to relative sizes, which can be increased or decreased for more comfortable screen reading. Colours can be changed by users for improved readability. These can be altered in your Web browser.

 

Users can change the font size of this website to their preference through the browser. In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.

Stylesheets

Users may import their own stylesheet into the website. In Internet Explorer select Tools, then Internet options, and then Accessibility. Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change the style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format document using my style sheet' then simply browse to your preferred style sheet and click ok.

 

In Netscape select edit, then preferences and then appearance. You will then be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts.

More Help With Your Computer

We recognise that you may also be having difficulties using other aspects of your computer, such as your keyboard or mouse, or other programs you may use such as MS Word. You may also have difficulties with reading or spelling.