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Accessibility Statement

Dart Charge is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of disability, capability or technology.

Using the Website

We aim to provide the most accessible experience possible and have implemented the following accessibility features:

  • Logical and consistent navigation
  • Links can be understood out of context
  • Links are highlighted on keyboard focus
  • Links open in the same window unless otherwise stated (jump to links details)

Text

  • Text is in a large, readable font
  • Content is clear and uses simple language where possible
  • Headings are clear and use a logical structure
  • Text is divided into short paragraphs
  • Text can be read aloud using website reading software (jump to text to-speech details)
  • Text size can be changed using the web browser or by using the built-in tool (jump to text-resizing tool details)

Images

  • Images have descriptive alternative text

Layout and Colour

  • The layout of the website is consistent and logical
  • Text and backgrounds have a high level of colour contrast
  • The colour of the site can be changed using web browsers that support this feature
  • User style sheets can be applied using web browsers that support this feature

Forms and Tables

  • Form fields have appropriate text labels, fieldsets and legends
  • Forms have accessible error handling
  • Tables have appropriate summaries, captions and headings

Links to pages and other websites will open in the same window unless otherwise stated within the link text or before a list of links. For example:

Within the link text:

Before a list of links:

Links to downloadable documents and files will open in a new window to avoid conflicting with assistive technologies. These links will use the following format:

Filename (File Type, File Size)

For example:

You can open links in a new window by using the keyboard shortcut Shift + Enter (Internet Explorer for PC and Firefox for PC and Mac).

Please note: The keyboard shortcut for opening links in a new window may be different depending on your browser and operating system.

Downloadable Files

We have files available to download in a variety of formats.

The most common are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), and Comma Separated Values (.csv). If you are unable to open these types of documents, please download and install the latest versions of the free viewer software:

If you need more information about using this site’s features, general accessibility or using the web and your computer, we have provided some useful links to help (links open in a new window):

Accessibility Limitations

Due to certain constraints, we have had to include technologies and features that may cause accessibility issues. These include:

  • Adobe PDF downloadable documents.
  • Excel and/or CSV downloadable documents.

We are making every effort to overcome these limitations through improvements to their accessibility. Failing that, we have where possible provided accessible alternatives.

If you need alternative versions of our downloadable documents (such as plain text or braille) or if you experience any accessibility problems with our site, please contact us (jump to contacting us).

Dart Charge does not assume responsibility for third party applications.

Accessibility Guidelines

This site has been developed to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) explains how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes websites user-friendlier for everyone.

Accessibility Accreditation

Such is our commitment to accessibility, we asked the Shaw Trust Accessibility Services to audit this site for accessibility. Shaw Trust, who are an independent body, have awarded our website with the Shaw Trust Web Accreditation to the AA Standard. Any website carrying this mark has been tested by people with a wide range of disabilities and found to be accessible.

The Shaw Trust web accreditation process is rigorous. Over 60 hours of testing by disabled web users goes into each and every accreditation. This is in addition to a stringent technical assessment.

Assistive Technologies

The following assistive technologies were found to be compatible with this website except for areas that have accessibility limitations (jump to accessibility limitations). Links open in a new window:

Please note: You may experience issues with older versions of these applications or other assistive technologies. If you experience any problems, please feel free to contact us (jump to contacting us).

Browser Compatibility

The site has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested and is currently compatible with modern browsers including:

List of Browsers and Operating Systems compatible with the Dart Charge Web Service
Operating system Browser
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9+
Edge (latest versions)
Google Chrome (latest versions)
Mozilla Firefox (latest versions)
macOS Safari 9+
Google Chrome (latest versions)
Mozilla Firefox (latest versions)
iOS Safari 9+
Google Chrome (latest versions)
Android Google Chrome (latest versions)
Windows Phone Internet Explorer (latest versions)

Please note: You may experience issues with older versions of these browsers or other web browsers. If you experience any problems, please feel free to contact us (jump to contacting us).

Web Standards and Technologies

This website has been developed to conform to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). This website is reliant upon HTML and CSS to render content.

Additional technologies including JavaScript have been utilised, however, this website is not reliant on these technologies as they are used to enhance functionality. Every effort has been made to make these technologies as accessible as possible.

Please note: The site has been made to degrade gracefully in older browsers and when additional technologies such as JavaScript are unavailable. However, in these circumstances, certain features may not function correctly.

Contacting Us

We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website. If there is information you think that should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the website then please feel free to contact us:

Dart Charge Contact Centre

Phone: 0300 300 0120
From outside the UK: +44 (0) 300 300 0120
Textphone: 18001 0300 300 0120
Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm (excluding public holidays);

We may record your call for quality and training purposes. If you are an existing Account Holder, you may get a text or email after your call to ask for your feedback.

Please note: For advice on what information to include when you contact us, we recommend you read Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites (link opens in a new window).

Conformance Date

This accessibility statement was issued on 15th April 2019.
This accessibility statement was last updated on 15th April 2019.
We plan to review our accessibility policies in 2020.