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Accessibility

The Housing Agency are committed to making the information on this website accessible to all, regardless of ability. This statement outlines the provisions we have made to ensure a high standard of accessibility support throughout this web site. It has been designed in accordance with the WC3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It conforms to most of the priority 1, 2 and 3 checkpoints, subject to some clarifications as outlined below:

Standards compliance

  • The majority of the pages on this site are WCAG 2.0 AA approved, complying with all priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. (http://www.w3.org/WAI/)
  • All pages on this site comply with the Irish National Disability Authority IT Accessibility Guidelines (http://www.universaldesign.ie/useandapply/ict)
  • All pages on this site are Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines. (http://www.section508.gov/)
  • The majority of pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT or LONGDESC tag.

Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

There is an option for each user to increase or decrease the font size being used on the site.

Adobe Acrobat Files

Documents marked .PDF are saved in Portable Document Format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view all PDF files. The Acrobat Reader software is available for downloading free of charge from the Adobe website. The free Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms. For more information on how to download the Reader, go to the Adobe Acrobat help page.

Adobe's accessibility website is full of information on the features and capabilities of Adobe products that enhance electronic document accessibility for people with disabilities such as blindness, low vision, and motor impairments.

Accessibility references

  • W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
  • W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
  • W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
  • Irish National Disability Authority IT accessibility guidelines.
  • U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.

Maintaining Accessibility

The Housing Agency is committed to maintaining and monitoring the accessibility of this website.  As part of this process we welcome any comment, suggestions or details of problems encountered from users. 

Requirements

The browsers recommended for optimum use of this site are as follows:

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 upwards.
  • Firefox 3.0 upwards.
  • Safari 2.0 upwards.