We have attempted to maximise the accessibility of the DCC websites in the following ways:

Navigation aids

Each page has links to all the main sections and subsections to aid navigation, particularly in text-only browsers. Each page includes links to the site map and contains a search tool. 

Each page includes a breadcrumb trail; a navigation tool that allows users to see where the current page is in relation to the web site's hierarchy.


Links have ALT and TITLE attributes that describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article). Links are written to make sense out of context.


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT and TITLE attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null (empty) ALT and TITLE attributes.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers. If a web browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, the content of each page is still readable.

This site is usable on many browsing devices including Smartphones and older computers through to Internet Explorer 6.  

Each page can be viewed in a high contrast mode for the visually impaired by replacing the existing style sheet with a user-defined one.

Web forms

All form elements are labelled so that users who access this site using a screen reader know what is required in the form.


All documents are available as accessible Adobe PDF files.


If you have any problems using the websites then contact us at