We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
We try to make sure that our website meets level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Conformance with these guidelines will help us to make the web more user friendly for everyone.
The site has been built using code compliant with Web standards for HTML AND CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
Some of the tools we use include;
Text only/low graphics
To find out about these, and other tools, please use the menu on the left.
Whilst Dimensions strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas.
We are always looking for solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty accessing this website please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0114 241 2110.
Easy Read is a way of writing that has been developed for people with learning disabilities.
Not all of our site has been written in Easy Read, but we have created a section that is aimed at all web users with learning disabilities or who experience autism: Support me
We also regularly check pages across the site to make sure they are following Plain English guidelines, and wherever possible simplify any council terms or jargon.
If you find a page that you don't understand because of the terminology used, please complete the form below. The Plain English Campaign homepage gives more information about getting rid of jargon in public documents, including websites, and we aim to use this information to improve our site.
Should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Some useful links on accessibility
The AbilityNet website has helpful advice on customising your computer to cope with disability.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind website has a list of links on accessing web services.
The BBC's My Web, My Way service has some excellent information on making the web easier to use.
The Website Accessibility Initiative(WAI) outlines the guidance and best practice for maintaining an accessible website.
Wikipedia's entry on web accessibility has a variety of links and definitions on the subject.