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Accessibility features

We have made every effort to make Directgov accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.

The site's layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired.  It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software.  If you have difficulties using a mouse, the site can be navigated using only a keyboard.

You can hear an audio interview about Directgov's accessibility by clicking on one of the links below.

In technical language, all pages on this site should be valid to Hyper Text Mark-up Language (XHTML) 1.0 Transitional and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

This website conforms to the UK government guidelines for websites.  It also follows the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, meeting all level double-A checkpoints.

Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this web site please contact us by email.

Please note, some sections of this web site are controlled by third parties and so it has not been possible for the same standards of accessibility to be applied to them.

Accessible technology

Directgov has information about making computers easier to use and  the types of software available for disabled users.

Software to open documents

This website links to documents and files in a number of formats.  You may need special software to read some of these files.

The links below enable you to download free software to allow you to open these files.

Additional links

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