Important information about our website

The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) website is currently undergoing a significant rebuild. If you are experiencing any problems using our website, please let us know via our contact page, and we will be happy to help.

The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of disability, capability or technology. At DAC we also routinely check web pages - when amendments are made to existing pages and when new pages are released - to ensure that they meet our accessibility requirements, and we do respond positively to feedback regarding the accessibility of any of our pages or services.

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Accessibility Guidelines

This site has been developed to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1). These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible web sites. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines also makes websites more user-friendly for everyone.

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Assistive Technologies

The following assistive technologies are compatible with the site except for areas that have accessibility limitations outside of our control.

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Please note: You may experience issues with older versions of these applications or other assistive technologies. If you experience any issues, please feel free to contact us.

Browser Compatibility

The site has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested and is currently compatible with modern browsers including:

Please note that you may experience issues with older versions of these browsers or other web browsers. If you experience any issues, please feel free to contact us.

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Web Standards and Technologies

This website has been developed to conform to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML 5 (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS 3 (Cascading Style Sheets).

This website is reliant upon HTML and CSS to render content. Additional technologies including JavaScript have been utilised, certain areas such as alternative style sheets rely on this technology. However, every effort has been made to make these technologies as accessible as possible.

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Accessibility Limitations

Due to certain constraints, we have had to include technologies and features that cause accessibility issues. These include:

We are making every effort to overcome these limitations by improving their accessibility and failing that, provide accessible alternatives. If you require alternative versions to our downloadable documents (such as plain text), or if you experience any accessibility problems with our site, please contact us.

DAC does not assume responsibility for third party applications.

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Using the Website

We aim to provide the most accessible experience possible for our visitors and have implemented the following accessibility features:

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Keyboard Navigation

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Screen reader navigation

If you are using a screen reader, you should be able to navigate through the site using the following keyboard commands:

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Changing the colour and font of the display

DAC offers alternate colour schemes to be able to personalize the site. You can also use the controls in your browser to change the size of the text or the colour of the display.

For example, to override website font and zoom settings in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open Edge
  2. Press Alt+F to open the main menu, and choose Settings
  3. Under the Accessibility option you can:
    • Show a high visibility outline around the area of focus on the page.
    • Choose your zoom level for webpages.
  4. Under the Apperance option you can:
    • Chnage the general colour of the pages
    • Customise your Minimum Font Size
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Media Player

We currently use Youtube to present video information. All video that DAC provides has been captioned to benefit Deaf and hard of hearing users.

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Links, new windows and layers

Links to pages and other websites will open in the same window unless otherwise stated within the link text or before a list of links. Some links may also open in a new layer, like a pop up, on top of the page you are viewing.

The text (opens in a new window) will be hidden off screen for screen reader users.

Before a list of links:

Links to downloadable documents and files will open in a new window to avoid conflicting with assistive technologies. These links will use the following format:

Filename (File Type, File Size)

For example: Application Form (PDF, 1.7 MB)

You can open links in a new window by using the keyboard shortcut Shift+Enter.

Please note: The keyboard shortcut for opening links in a new window may be different depending on the browser and operating system.

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Downloadable Files

We have made files available to download in a variety of formats. The most common are:

Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
Microsoft Word (.doc)

If you are unable to open these types of documents, please download and install the latest versions of the free viewer software:

Adobe Acrobat Reader Download Page
OneDrive allows you to view Word documents online.

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Contacting Us

We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website. If there is information you think that should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the website then please feel free to contact us:

Phone: +44 1792 815267
SMS: 07597 690358

Digital Accessibility Centre, Suite 18, Llancoed House Darcy Business Park Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6FG.
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