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Accessibility

Website Accessibility

At Direct Access, we believe that every person has the right to the benefits that only technology can offer. This includes independent access to the internet, apps, and other programs that have become second nature to us all for leisure and business.

Ensuring that your website is fully accessible to disabled people is becoming an increasingly vital element in the success of any institution with a public-facing platform. Whether you are a small business owner, servant of a local government, or CEO of a large conglomerate, chances are you also own a website. If so, you have the responsibility of ensuring that it is accessible and inclusive of all people, regardless of their ability.

Technology including websites and apps must provide barrier-free access for disabled people. Using a combination of web accessibility testing and hands-on reviews by our Consultant team, we can check your website for compatibility with WCAG 2.1 web standards.

An accessible website should be easily interpreted, navigated, and understood by everyone no matter their ability. This includes people with impaired vision, motor difficulties, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, deafness, or impaired hearing.

Our reports are based on internationally recognised standards which highlight that accessible websites should be;

  • Perceivable – All users, including those with impaired vision, should be able to see and read your website.
  • Operable – Websites should be responsive and easy to navigate for all users across multiple browsers and mobile devices
  • Understandable – Websites should be organized in a way that’s easy to use and use language that most customers can understand.
  • Robust – Websites should integrate with tools (Assistive Technology or AT) that are used by users with disabilities.
A photograph of the front cover of the Access Guide which Direct Access produced for Cannock Chase. The cover has a dark green colour scheme with a mixture of yellow and white text. It reads "Cannock Chase access guide. Welcome to the Access Guide for Cannock Chase". Underneath this text is the Cannock Chase logo. A photograph on the cover shows a young white woman with downs syndrome riding a bike with stabilisers joyfully. Next to her getting in close for a photo is a white male companion who is off his bike and holding it with one hand. He is also smiling happily. Behind them is a bike trail through some woods.

Access

Guides

An open folder with a simplified, large print accessible menu inside listing a selection of teas and cool refreshing drinks.

Accessible

Menus

An old blind man on a park bench listens to an audio description on his phone with his cane leaning against the bench.

Audio description

and transcription

A young woman signs BSL to a man set opposite her in an office space.

Bespoke

BSL Videos

A close-up shot of a persons finger reading Braille paper.

Braille

and Large print

A row of five swell maps, all detailing the same location - A History Through Objects museum exhibition, spread out on a table at the Direct Access offices.

Tactile and

Sensory Maps

A young caucasian male student deep in thought taps the mousepad on a laptop as he logs in to an unspecific website. Next to the laptop is a plastic cup of coffee and pieces of paper with a black ball point pen on top.

Website

Accessibility

The Direct Access logo.

United Kingdom

Pepper House,
Market Street,
Nantwich,
Cheshire,
CW5 5DQ.
Old Town Hall,
30 Tweedy Rd,
Bromley,
BR1 3FE.                   

Ireland

77 Camden Street Lower,
Dublin,
D02 XE80.

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