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Accessibility Statement for The Department of Electronic Communications Website

The Department of Electronic Communications is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to Support Accessibility

The Department of Electronic Communications takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of its' Website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Department of Electronic Communications Website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Department of Electronic Communications Website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers by:

  • Phone: +357 22814854
  • E-mail: info.dec@dec.dmrid.gov.cy
  • Visitor Address: 286 Strovolos Avenue, Strovolos
  • Postal address: PO Box 24647, 1302 Nicosia, Cyprus

We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days.

Compatibility with Browsers and Assistive Technology

The Department of Electronic Communications Website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Chrome Version 83 on Microsoft Windows 7/10
  • Edge Version 83 on Microsoft Windows 7/10
  • Internet Explorer 11 on Microsoft Windows 7/10
  • Firefox Version 83 on Microsoft Windows 7/10

Technical Specifications

Accessibility of the Department of Electronic Communications Website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and Alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the Department of Electronic Communications Website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations:

  • Javascript: In the case where Javascript is disabled on browsers, the following do not function properly (are not displayed) on the Website:
    1. Image Slider (Carousel)
    2. Search
    3. Google Maps

Assessment Approach

The Department of Electronic Communications self-assessed/ self-evaluated the accessibility of its' Website.

Formal Approval of this Accessibility Statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

  1. The Department of Electronic Communications
  2. The Department of Information Technology Services

This statement was created on 4 June 2020 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.

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