The following guidelines have been considered in designing this website:
- Style sheets have been used to control layout and presentation as much as possible.
- The site uses 'relative' text sizes, which means that users can easily change the text size in their browser. (The default setting for the site in Internet Explorer is 'Medium'.)
- "Skip navigation" feature allows users with screen reading software to skip reading the navigation bar on every page and go directly to the content of the page.
- The site allows users to access some pages from anywhere within the site by using the appropriate access key.
- The site contains a site map.
- No images are animated.
Using your keyboard and mouse
This section details how to navigate a web page using just the keyboard, and explains how special shortcuts known as 'access keys' can make keyboard navigation easier.
Tabbing around a web page using the keyboard
Using the keyboard to browse the web can be a useful alternative to using the mouse to navigate a page.
Pressing the 'Tab' key while on a web page will select the next link on the page. You can press 'Tab' repeatedly to get to the chosen link. The selected link is indicated by the dotted border around it.
Once your chosen link is selected, you can trigger it by pressing the 'Enter' key on your keyboard. You can move backwards through links by pressing 'Shift' and 'Tab' together.
Windows accessibility information
- Information about accessibility and the Windows Vista operating system
Universal Access - Information about accessibility and the Mac OS X operating system
JAWS is a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available
The National Disability Authority
AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability
This website is meant for you. We welcome all suggestions to further improve the site and make it more usable and accessible. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Mary O'Flaherty
Tel: +353 (0) 51 644408 404