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Accessibility Statement

Teagasc is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.

This accessibility statement applies to content published on https://www.teagasc.ie/

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

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.

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level AA , due to non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s)

  • Some pages have content with fixed line heights and text spacings that cannot be modified.
  • Some user interface components cannot be programmatically determined by all users.
  • Some pages have focus and parsing order issues that affect users on different assistive technologies.
  • Some pages have links to websites or software that we do not own or manage and so cannot guarantee their accessibility.

PDFs and non-HTML documents

Some documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

Some PDFs created before 2023 are not accessible.

Disproportionate burden

We believe that fixing the accessibility problems with some content in PDFs would be disproportionate because the relevant content is currently being updated.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 08/11/2023. The statement was prepared by self-assessment conducted by Teagasc. We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level A and Level AA to test and audit the level of conformance. We have tested the site on different devices, screen readers and browsers.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We have a team who are working on accessibility on an ongoing basis. Website editors and content authors have received training on making content and documents accessible.

Feedback and contact information

We welcome all suggestions to further improve the site and make it more usable and accessible. Please send your comments to webmaster@teagasc.ie

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems not listed on this page contact webmaster@teagasc.ie

Enforcement procedure

Section 38 of the Disability Act says a person, or a specified person may make a complaint in writing to a public body if that body is not following the law as outlined in sections 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29 of the Act.


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.

Useful links

 

In accordance with section 26(2) of the Disability Act 2005 Teagasc has appointed an Access Officer to act as a point of contact for people with disabilities who wish to access services provided by Teagasc. The Access Officer is responsible for providing or arranging for, and co-ordinating assistance and guidance, to persons with disabilities accessing such services.

Contact Details

Ms Mary O'Flaherty
Teagasc,
Kildalton College
Piltown
Co Kilkenny

Tel: +353 (0) 51 644408 404
Email: accessofficer@teagasc.ie