Accessibility Statement

The Dicontas web site conforms to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 Priority 1 & 2 (Conformance Level Double-A) checkpoints which defines the web standards and user interfaces that are deemed important to the successful accessibility of web sites by people with or without disabilities.

Dicontas maintains accessibility as a courtesy to site visitors and as a way of making the general site navigation and usability easier.

We are working towards full compliance with Priority 3 (Conformance Level Triple-A) of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and most of our web site pages currently meet the recommended guidelines.

Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • Our pages are designed so that they can be viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
  • The use of text-based menu navigation (NOSCRIPT) is used in case your browser does not support the use of JavaScript.
  • Page structure is maintained throughout the site using header elements.
  • Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) templates are used in our website with relative text sizes on all text with the exception of graphical text. All important pages have a supporting printable format button to view the page in a more readable format without the menu information.
  • Text sizes can be increased or decreased in size by using the “View” and “Text Size” menu options in your browser.
  • Images that convey important information will always have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative or search engine optimisation purposes, the alternative text may be left blank.
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using colour. Some text may be used (but always shown in bold) to help emphasise our service benefits to the visitor. The use of colour or bold may be used for improved search engine optimisation.
  • A Site Map is available at every page menu and footer to provide information about the layout of the website.

Some pages / features on the Dicontas Blog site may not conform to these standards as the blog site uses a third party tool called WordPress and full compliance to these accessibility standards is out of our control. Adding comments into this blog site uses CAPTCHA technology to protect against comment spammers – this means that people with accessibility issues may require assistance to post a comment.

Downloading Adobe PDF documents

Our site provides Abode Reader PDF formatted documents which allow the site visitors to download and print these documents.

Where images maps are used, we have exported the image and sectioned the relevant text into suitable headings.

To read Adobe PDF documents with a screen reader please link to the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources. Adobe also has a free Online Conversion Tool for PDF documents.

Browser / Operating System Compatibility

This site supports the following browser versions:

  • Internet Explorer 5+
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5+
  • Netscape 6+
  • Opera 9+ (the Online Enquiry Form does not support Opera)

on Windows platforms (95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, NT4/2003 Server)

Please note that some pages / features may not be fully compatible with Macintosh OSX 10.3 (10.4) / Linux Fedora Core 4 computers using earlier versions of Camino (1.0), Konqueror (<= 3.4.0-5), Mozilla (<= 1.7.12) or Firefox (<= 1.5.0). Safari browsers should work correctly.

Javascript must be enabled within the browser to make best use of this site as the main navigation menu uses Javascript and some web pages also need this functionality to operate properly.

Accessibility Difficulties?

If you any difficulties accessing this web site, or have any comments or feedback regarding site accessibility, please do not hesitate to email our website support team.

Please click on the link on the next paragraph to email our Website Support Team. Please include details of your operating system and browser type versions, any relevant web page addresses, together with the nature of your issue or compliant.

Updated : Friday 5th January 2007