Web Accessibility Statement

DTES is committed to:

  • Maintaining an accessible website
  • Ensuring that this website achieves “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, to comply with the National Disability Authority’s Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies
  • Ensuring that all new information on the website will achieve “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
  • Including accessibility when we procure 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems

Compliance Status:
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. DTES is striving to conform with WCAG 2.1 to Level AA by performing periodic reviews to ensure the website remains compliant.

Non-Accessible Content:
We are in the process of improving the following elements on the website. The table below identifies the current areas of non-compliances to be fixed by Q3/Q4 2023.

WCAG Level AA Conformance: 86.8%
WCAG Level AAA Conformance: 85.6%
WCAG Accessibility Best Practices: 90.4%


Is there sufficient contrast between the text and background?
Is it clear which page element has focus from the keyboard?


We weren’t able to automatically detect the colour contrast ratio of text on this page.
Unable to check if there is a visible keyboard focus indicator.


Text that is too faint can cause problems for users who are colour blind or have low vision.
Some internet users are physically unable to use a mouse — others may find it easier to navigate with a keyboard or keyboard alternative.
Preparation of this accessibility statement This statement was prepared and made available on 09/08/2022. The methods used to prepare the statement are laid out in Article 3(1) of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1523 and by the National Disability Authority here. The statement was last reviewed on 21/07/2023. Feedback and contact information DTES welcomes your feedback on the accessibility of this website. If you find that you are not able to access, to request information, or use the content on the [] website for accessibility reasons, please contact us through the contact information listed.