Welcome to our new website, which has a new look, new content, and many new features and has been produced at no extra cost to DAS.
Improved advice section
We’ve provided more information and links to important sources of advice. We know most of our clients still like to talk to us by phone or in person so we’ve also provided clearer signposting for how to contact us and find our office.
The website uses responsive design, which means the screen will automatically adjust in size to work well on tablets and smartphones. Responsive design also works better with screen readers.
You may notice the menu disappear behind a three line icon on a smaller screen and the right sidebar content will be moved to the footer area — exactly what happens will depend on your screen, but this is not a mistake, it’s how responsive design works!
We’ve also produced a new accessibility section. This section includes information about website accessibility, and accessible access to our office.
No website can fully meet all accessibility needs of all audiences, partly because what helps one person can hinder someone else. Some enhancements are also technically very difficult to implement, especially for a charity with low budgets and no web staff, but we are committed to trying to meet the highest possible standards and are always keen to hear your comments.
The new website has a blog/news page and we’ll be using this to keep you up to date with the latest DAS news.
- News page (Blog)
There’s a lot more information about how you can volunteer and how you can donate. We rely heavily on volunteers to provide our services. With demand on our services increasing and grant funding increasingly under pressure we are very grateful for donations to help keep DAS going and will be expanding this section in the future.
There’s a new section which tells you more about DAS — our patron, trustees, staff, our history and funders and you’ll also find our Annual Report in this section.
Translation into other languages
The site is linked to Google Translate. Click on any of the languages offered and the whole site will translate automatically into that language. We appreciate that Google Translate technology is not always 100% correct, but this is still a help to anyone whose first language is not English.
We’ve added a lot more Useful Links. If there’s a link that you think should be included, or you find a link that is broken or you think is wrong, or you don’t want us to link to your organisation, please contact us.