In keeping with our ongoing commitment to provide services to all customers, DCMNR have constructed this website to conform to accessibility standards that will allow as many users as possible to access our online information. (WAI 2, CSS and HTML 4.01).
The goal of web accessibility is to ensure that all information or services delivered through our websites is available to and usable by the widest possible audience. This requirement means that all users should be able to:
- Perceive and understand the information provided
- Perceive, understand and operate the website navigation
- Perceive, understand and operate the controls and inputs
To achieve this, the design has taken into account the fact that the ability to see, hear, make inputs, read text or process information varies from user to user, across time and across situations of use.
This Web site contains a number of access keys (keyboard shortcuts) to enable faster selection of the primary navigation links. To avoid potentially compromising users' browser shortcuts, we will utilize only numerical access keys. There will also be a logical tab order for links throughout the site, so that those links without access keys can be activated easily.
All pages on this site will use structured semantic markup. <h1> tags will be used for main titles, with <h2> and <h3> tags used for subtitles. Visually impaired users will be able to skip the navigation links by selecting the 'Skip to the main page content' link in the site header.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. This means you may customize your Internet browser settings to view the site according to your own preferences.
Relative font sizes will be used, compatible with the user-specified "text size" options in visual browsers. If your browser does not support style sheets the content of each page will still be readable.
We will endeavor to construct this site according to the National Disability Authority of Ireland's Guidelines for Web Accessibility, complying with WAI 2, CSS and HTML 4.01 requirements. This site will also be approved by the NDA, and will be tested on multiple browsers on a variety of operating systems.
If you are having problems accessing the content of this site or if you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding this Accessibility Statement, please contact us.