The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is committed to providing information and services, which are fully accessible to all of our customers. The aim with the website is to make it as accessible as possible regardless of the ability or disability of the user. Good design improves access for all users.
The website has been designed in a manner that avoids clutter and provides a consistent navigation style. The use of colour and links to the main thematic areas on each page allows for easier navigation. The website content is separated from the presentational elements, which makes it available to visitors using technologies such as screen readers. We feel that users should be easily able to identify which category the information they require falls into.
## PDF/Adobe Format
Some of the information on this website is available in PDF format to provide for easier reading and printing of documents. This format is not always accessible. Newer PDF documents are being created in accessible PDF format but many of the documents on site predate that particular format. Adobe Reader is required to view PDF files on this site. A free copy can be downloaded from theAdobe website (external link).
All images have ALT descriptions unless they are decorative in which case they have null values.
The use of tables has been kept to a minimum on the site.
The website is coded to HTML5 standards. All pages have been verified using the W3 Organisations validator. In addition sample pages are checked using the following browsers:
Chrome 19.0 and higher Internet Explorer 9.0 and higher Firefox 2.0 and higher Opera 8.0 and higher Lynx 2.8.8 and higher
Safari 5.0 and higher
Chrome 19.0 and higher Firefox 2.0 and higher Lynx 2.8 and higher Opera 8.0 and higher
NVDA 2012.2.1 and higher
All older browser and screen reader versions can access the website although the content maybe without graphical layout due to lack of CSS compatibility within the browser.
The Department is committed to maintaining and monitoring the accessibility of this website. As part of this process we welcome any comment, suggestions or details of problems encountered from users. Comments should be sent to email@example.com.
These guidelines cover issues such as creating user friendly web content, writing meaningful alternative text, creating accessible link phrases and creating accessible documents.