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Accessibility Statement

Enterprise Ireland is committed to making the information on this website accessible to all, regardless of ability or experience. To make information easier to access the website follows certain guidelines and standards.

Compliance to the Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines

Enterprise Ireland follows guidelines on accessibility set out by the W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium). The W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) produces accessibility guidelines that are an internationally recognised benchmark of accessibility.

In designing this site, we have applied all appropriate WAI Priority 1 criteria of the WAI's web content accessibility guidelines.

Level A conformance icon,  W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

Text Size

This site uses 'relative' text sizing, which means you control the size of text in your web browser. You can change text size by selecting the 'View' menu in your web browser, choosing the text option (or page zoom in some browsers like Opera or Internet Explorer 7) from the menu then selecting a smaller or larger setting. This site is optimised for the default Internet Explorer setting of 'Medium'.

Current Technologies

The website uses W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) technologies, wherever possible.

The site also makes use of the following non-W3C technology:
Portable Document Format (PDF): Certain documents on this site are available only in this format, which requires you to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Click on the icon below to download the Adobe Reader from the Adobe website.

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If you cannot access the information in any PDF document please contact us at envirocentre@enterprise-ireland.com

Contact Us

If you feel that this website could be easier to use, or you have difficulty accessing any information or find that any part of the site is not accessible, please email envirocentre@enterprise-ireland.com

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout and all presentation has been completely seperated from content with the exception of layout tables.

  1. This site makes use of stylesheets that allow for flexible resizing of fonts to meet user requirements. If you find that font sizes are too small simply increase the default font size used in your web browser software (for example, in Internet Explorer font sizes can be changed in the View Menu under 'Text Size'). This feature may not work correctly in all web browsers.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Accessibility References

  1. W3 accessibility guidelines , which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
  2. W3 accessibility techniques , which explains how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3 accessibility checklist , a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
  4. U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines .

Accessibility software and services

  1. HTML Validator , a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
  2. Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer , a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  3. JAWS , a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited demo is available.
  4. Lynx , a free text-only web browser.

Irish Sites

http://www.nda.ie/ . The National Disability Authority. There are numerous links here to Irish sites of interest.

http://www.ahead.ie/ .The Association for Higher Education Access and Disability.