Website Access

DaDa has a reputation for providing access which aims to include everyone in everything we do. We have tried to make this website as accessible as possible in terms of design and layout. Below is a list of how we do this as well as ways for you to change the settings.

We will be continually working to improve the accessibility and usability of the website, but if you have any suggestions or are experiencing any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page please contact us.

We use plain english as much as possible, here is an overview of the ways in which we have ensured a good experience for people engaging with our site.

BSL Video

There are British Sign Language videos on the site. These offer a descrition of all the major sections on our website.

Dyslexia Friendly Text and Fonts

All text is legible and readable with good size and contrast based not only on Web Content Accessibility contrast guidelines but guldelines for Dyslexia friendly text and fonts.

Access Keys

We use access keys to assist you moving around our website, the following access keys are:

1 = Home
2 = Navigation
3 = Content
4 = Search
5 = Sitemap
6 = Accessibility

Accessing the Access Keys

The method for a shortcut key varies on different operating systems and browsers. The following list of the common default ways of accessing the shortcut keys may help you.





Internet Explorer

[Alt] + Access Key




[Alt] + Access Key

[Alt] + Access Key

[Ctrl] [Alt] + Access Key


[Alt] [Shift] + Access Key

[Alt] [Shift] + Access Key

[Ctrl] [Alt] + Access Key


[Alt] + Access Key


[Ctrl] [Alt] + Access Key

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

All of the content conforms to the ‘AAA’; guidelines within Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. 


These are easily identifiable – bold with an underlined or otherwise clearly distinguishable. Colour alone is never used to identify elements.

Screen Readers

For screen reader software, we’ve avoided generic links such as ‘click here’ or ‘more’. Instead, the text of the link describes the destination. Also, there is no ‘autoplaying’ video or audio—which would clash with screen reader’s speech—rendering the site unusable.

The website also uses the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) document landmark roles to define the structure of pages. This helps screen reader users to understand the role of a section and orientate themselves within the document.

Our alternative text provides concise but accurate descriptions of what our images look like.


We’ve simplified information, and avoided unnecessarily complex language, jargon and acronyms.

The interface for navigating the website is easy to use. There are a sensible number of options, the interface is consistent throughout the site and the pages are arranged in an understandable hierarchy.

Alternative Formats

All the information contained on this website can be provided in alternative formats on request. In addition to this, the festival brochure will be available in Braille, large print and audio format. We would also be happy to provide the information by post or on the phone. Just contact the office and tell us about your requirements and we will do our best to meet them.

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