DSA strives to provide a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology, ability or impairment. We are working to increase the accessibility of our website and to to adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines. If you have any comments please contact us and we’ll do our best to help you.

Standards compliance

This site has been built using code that is compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in popular current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers are also likely to display it correctly. Wherever possible, CSS lists of text links are used to provide menus within the site, so that the navigation is as accessible as possible to alternative devices. However, while we attempt to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so under all circumstances.

Text size

Please use the text size controls at the top right of the page to increase the size of the website’s text to make it easier to read. Alternatively, you can also use your browser’s controls to change text size as required, or indeed to zoom the whole page if preferred.

PDF documents

The DSA website makes many documents available for you to download. Most of these are Adobe PDF documents, and you will need Adobe’s Acrobat reader to open these. You can download it from the Adobe website.

Finding information within the site

You can find information anywhere within the DSA website by using the search box in the top right of the site. You can also look at the sitemap, which shows the structure of the entire site.

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