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Web Accessibility Statement

Our commitment and approach to maintaining an accessible website

Wexford County Council is committed to maintaining an accessible website. Our commitment to this is stated in Access for All Statement.

Wexford County Council is committed to ensuring that this website achieves "Double-A" conformance with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0. This means that every page will comply with all checkpoints in the top 2 priorities of WCAG 1.0, to comply with the National Disability Authority's Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies. The National Disability Authority's Centre for Excellence in Universal Design has an introduction to policy and legislation relevant to Universal Design in Ireland.

Wexford County Council is committed to ensuring that any new additions to the website will achieve "Level AA" conformance to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Wexford County Council is committed to ensuring that accessibility will feature in any future procurement requests for 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems.

Statement of the website's conformance with official accessibility guidelines

The vast majority of the website currently conforms to Double A of W3C. The site passed on 35 out of 38 template guidelines and 34 of 38 content guidelines. Steps as detailed below are in place to resolve outstanding issues.The most recent web accessibility audit for this website took place on 19th of March 2010 by an independant external  3rd party. All bar 4 issues ( 2 being minor) have been rectified by April 30th 2010.

Areas for improvement and time-lines

We are aware of some areas on the website where accessibility can always be improved. We are currently working hard to achieve this. We hope that this website will achieve full "Double-A" conformance with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 by June 2011.

Area for Accessibility Improvement
Section of Website   Need for Improvement  Time-line for Improvement Alternative Access 
 Language Attribute  Where there is a change of language this text should be marked as such.  September 2010 Explicitly indicate in text before change of language that a change is about to occur. Alternatively contact Web Support on 053 9176607 or email website@wexfordcoco.ie.
 Quotes  Where there is a quotation the HTML should be marked up to reflect this.  September 2010  Explicitly indicate in text before change of language that a change is about to occur. Alternatively contact Web Support on 053 9176607 or email website@wexfordcoco.ie.
 Images representing text on Homepage.  Left hand navigation on the homepage contains images that should have text alternatives.  February 2011  Text alternatives are available in the center column. Alternatively contact Web Support on 053 9176607 or email website@wexfordcoco.ie.
Deparmental Links within internal pages Allow users to bypass this as required with skip links.  February 2011  Contact Web Support on 053 9176607 or email website@wexfordcoco.ie.

Accessibility of the Library Online Catalogue

While every effort has been made to ensure the accessibility of our online content , databases not hosted by Wexford County Council may not reach the standards we set for our web content. The library catalogue is currently being developed to conform to accessibility guidelines. If you experience difficulties using the online catalogue please feel free to contact your local branch in person, by phone or email where our staff will assist you accessing the catalogue.  

How to send feedback on this website's accessibility

  • Email us at website@wexfordcoco.ie
  • Write to us at I.T. - Website, County Hall, Spawell Road, Wexford.
  • Phone us on 053 9176297

Accessibility features of this website

  • resizeable text is available on all pages on the top right hand side of the page.
  • skip links are available on all pages to allow users to just straight to the main content.
  • Text resize is available on all pages and can be found on the top right hand corner of the website.


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