Accessibility Statement

Destek is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. This website has been developed to conform to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML (HyperText Mark up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) WCAG 2.0 to the level of priority 2 (double-A compliance). This website is reliant upon HTML and CSS to render content.

Additional technologies including JavaScript have been utilised, however, this website is not reliant on these technologies as they are used to enhance functionality. Every effort has been made to make these technologies as accessible as possible.

Using the Website

Our website has been put together with accessibility in mind – core features of the site are as follows:

  • Navigation has been implemented in a logical and consistent way
  • Skip navigation link has been provided
  • Content has been written as clearly and simply as possible
  • Text size can be changed using the web browser (more information below)
  • Headings are clear and use a logical structure
  • Links can be understood out of context
  • Links open in the same window unless stated otherwise
  • Images have alternative text
  • Decorative images have null alternative text
  • Tables, where used, have appropriate summaries, captions and headings

Text resizing

This website allows you to use your web browser to magnifying the page to increase both the text and images on the page.

To magnify the page in Internet Explorer 7 and later:

Use the zoom button in the bottom right corner of the screen to select a zoom level. Alternatively, you can go to ‘Page’ then ‘Zoom’ and select a zoom level

You can also use the shortcut keys CTRL and + to zoom in, CTRL and – to zoom out and CTRL and 0 to reset to 100%

A greater overview of the features made available through Microsoft can be found here:

To change text size in Mozilla Firefox:

Go to ‘View’ then ‘Zoom’, enable the ‘Zoom Text Only’ option and then select ‘Zoom In’ or ‘Zoom Out’

You can also use the shortcut keys CTRL (Command on the Mac) and + to zoom in, CTRL (Command on the Mac) and – to zoom out, CTRL (Command on the Mac) and 0 to reset to 100%

To magnify the page in Mozilla Firefox:

Go to ‘View’ then ‘Zoom’, deselect the ‘Zoom Text Only’ options and then select ‘Zoom In’ or ‘Zoom Out’

You can also use the shortcut keys CTRL (Command on the Mac)  and + to zoom in, CTRL (Command on the Mac) and – to zoom out, CTRL (Command on the Mac) and 0 to reset to 100%

Find out more about the accessibility features of Firefox.

Downloadable files

Files have been made available to download in a variety of formats – the most common are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc). Adjustments have been made to ensure that digital publications available on our website are accessible. We have done this by creating tagged PDFs and tested the reading order and implement a logical structure. All images should have a caption or alt text.

You may need to download Adobe Reader to view files in PDF format.
You may need to download Microsoft viewer software to view Word, Excel or PowerPoint files.

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader has incorporated accessibility features. For example, you can hear a PDF document read aloud or scroll a PDF document automatically. You can access these features in the Edit Preferences menu. Find out more about the free Adobe online conversion tool which converts the content of PDF files to a HTML or text which can be understood by most screen reader applications.

Browser compatibility

The site has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested and is currently compatible with modern browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 9+. Note: Compatibility is limited for Internet Explorer 9 and below.

Contact us

We are continually seeking solutions that will improve the accessibility of our website. We welcome feedback regarding accessibility of this site. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.

Open Source AT software

We understand that not all people with disabilities have the correct software to enable to them to view the web or use a computer and the cost of these technologies can also be a barrier.  However, there are now available many excellent open-source assistive technologies available today.  These are technologies that have been developed by technologists and the community and are available for all.  Below are just two of these free technologies for you to view.  We will update this section regularly and bring more open-source as it becomes available.

ATbar has been created as an open-source, cross-browser toolbar to help users customise the way they view and interact with web pages. The concept behind ATbar is simple: One toolbar to provide all of the functionality you would usually achieve through the use of different settings or products.  The ATbar is free and allows you to change the look and feel of webpages, have text read aloud and spell check forms. It is a simple tool which is available for most popular browsers.

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person. Major features include support for over 35 languages and the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation. NVDA is developed by ​NV Access, with contributions from the community.