Accessibility

1. Using this website
2. Increasing access on different devices
3. Overview of how accessible the website is
4. Contacting us
5. Technical information about this site’s accessibility
6. How we tested this website
7. What we’re doing to improve accessibility

This website is owned by Disability Arts Online (DAO) and it is run by a small dedicated team. We want the site to be as accessible as possible, and have considered accessibility since the start of the website’s development. Working with the website developers, we have run regular access reviews and carried out access user testing with assistive technology users, striving to prioritise access within the constraints of budget, technology, and staff capacity.

In this section we outline some of the features that are built into the site to help access, how to contact us to make suggestions for improving accessibility, and how you can get content in alternative formats if something is not accessible to you.

On this website you should be able to:

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software –
  • Listen to the website using a screen reader
  • Change the size of the browser window but still read the text – as it will reflow in a single column – can zoom up to 300%

There are changes you can make to different devices to increase access to our site, depending on how you prefer to access the web, including:

  • Speech output
  • Magnifying the screen
  • Making the mouse point bigger
  • Slowing down the mouse speed
  • Using the keyboard to move around a website

There are lots of useful links and information on the AbilityNet website, and we recommend you go there for up-to-date advice on making your specific device easier to use.

The site includes the following features to increase accessibility:

  • Text content written in plain English to make it easier to understand
  • A logical layout and easy to find contact details
  • A ‘skip to content’ to go straight to the main site content
  • The use of headings to split up the content visually and to improve navigation by screen-reader users
  • An Accessibility link to a page with more information of different ways to access the site.
  • Videos have captions to increase access to all, including screen reader users and D/deaf hard of hearing users.
  • Audio files (including podcasts) have transcripts to make them more accessible to all including screen reader users and D/deaf hard of hearing users.

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible and will work to rectify them and re-test with a range of assistive technology users. This includes:

  • Some images are missing alternative text – all new images will have alt text, and we are going through all images to add alt text.
  • Missing or skipped heading levels – review use of headings
  • Some examples of low text and background colour contrast – we are reviewing and will fix all instances of this.

3.1. What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format, e.g. large print or Easy Read, please contact us:

3.2. Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If any parts of the website are not accessible for you, please get in touch with us. In particular, if:

  • You cannot access the information on this website and would like to discuss the options of providing content in an alternative format
  • You would like to ask anything or tell us anything about the accessibility of our websites

We’re always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of this website and welcome your feedback. If you find any problems that aren’t listed in this statement or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, get in touch.

We aim to get back to you within 15 working days.

We do not have a venue or public office, but please email or phone using the contact details outlined above if you’d like to get in touch.

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