DAA is committed to making this website as easy to use as possible. We want you to access all the information regardless of the way you use the Internet.

We have put accessibility at the heart of this site and hope it will provide a more enjoyable interactive experience for all users.
This website conforms to the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level AAA.


Listen to this site

If you cannot see the text on this web site we have made this site easy to access with the text-to-speech screen readers.
Change Colour

You can change the colour of the website display by clicking on the coloured buttons with the letter C in them in the Access menu bar on each page of this site.


You can make the size of the text smaller, larger or return to its default setting by clicking on one of the Text Size buttons.

You can also change the size of the text in your web browser. This is usually done by going to the ‘View’ menu and selecting the ‘Text size’ option.

You can choose to view the site as text only by choosing the ‘Text only’ button. Some browsers will allow you to choose this option as well.

Keyboard and Access Keys

If you use a keyboard to find your way around the web site there are a number of navigation aids.

Access Keys

Access Keys can be used as short cuts. We have provided the following Access Keys based on the UK Government Standard.

S – Skip Content
L – Skip to main navigation menu
1 – Home page
2 – News network
3 – Site map
4 - Search
6 – Accessibility page
8 – Terms and conditions
9 – Contact us
0 – Access key details

We have also provided our own Access Keys.

H – Human Rights
J - Justice
C – Campaigns
D - Development
I – Inclusion
B – Bioethics
U – UN Convention

Internet Explorer in Windows
To use access keys in Internet Explorer 5+ press Alt + Access Key then release both keys and press Enter, e.g. Alt + 1 then Enter to go to the home page.

In earlier versions of Internet Explorer press Alt + Access Key.

Apple Mac
To use access keys an Apple Mac press Ctrl + Access Key, e.g. Ctrl + 1 to go to the home page.

Firefox 2
To use access keys in Firefox 2 you will need to press Shift + Alt + Access Key, e.g. Shift + Alt + 1 to go to the home page.

To use access keys in Opera press Shift + Escape then release both keys and press the Access Key, e.g. Shift + Escape then 1 to go to the home page

Site map

We have provided a site map of the main headings in the website.

This is the best place to get an overview of what is available on the website.

The links in the site map take you to the main sections of the site.

The access key taking you to the site map is 3. You can use this shortcut on any page.

Search and search options

You can search the web site by typing one or more keywords into the search input box at the top of any web page.

If your search returns too many results you can use the Search options to refine your search. There is further help for using search in the Search tips.

The Access Key taking you to the search engine is 4. You can use this shortcut on any page.

Downloading files

You can open documents on the site or save them to your computer to read offline.

To read on the site simply click on the link to the document.

To save a downloadable document on a PC you can right-click on the link. If using a Mac shift click and select the 'Save link' or 'Save target' option.

To read PDF documents you need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. This is usually already on your computer, installed with your web browser. If you do not have it you can download it for free from

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader includes its own screen reader. Visit for information and help.


All graphics and images on the web site have an alternative text that describes the content or function of the image.

This description will be displayed when images are turned off, on a text-only browser, or as a ‘tool-tip’ in certain browsers when the mouse pointer is moved over the image.

Useful Links

BBC - My Web My Way
This is a comprehensive resource for web accessibility with lots of advice about how to adjust your computer to get the best out of the web.

Contact us

Please contact us at if you need help accessing our site.