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Accessibility

ECC Ireland is committed to providing web pages that are universally accessible to all users. This website endeavours to conform to level 2 of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and to be accessible within any browser.

There are several elements of a website that can affect its accessibility, they include, but are not limited to:

Images

All content images have an alternative description when not available or turned off. Images which are merely for decorating purposes contain a null alternative description to not confuse users using screen readers.

Tables

Tables are only used for what they are for showing tabular data. The site’s design does not rely on any tables which is a major benefit for screen readers and loading time.
Tables are written in standard compliant markup. They contain a summary and headers are labelled as such to make the data for users with visual disabilities.

Links

All links make sense if read out of context.

Colour

All colours have high contrasts between foreground and background for a high legibility and people with sight problems.

Adjustable Text Size and web browsers

Text size can be adjusted with browser settings. The following are some tips on getting the most from your browser (note the following may not work in all browsers e.g. IE 6, 7)
Increase Font Size – Hold down CTRL and press +
Decrease Font Size – Hold down CTRL and press –
Reset font size – Hold down CTRL and press 0
Open a new Tab – Hold down CTRL and click on a link
Open a new Window – Hold down SHIFT and click on a link

Style Sheets

Content and presentation are strictly separated. For all visual elements style sheets are used.
However, if style sheets are not supported or turned off, the site is still usable to its fullest extent.

Site Map

All website pages are listed here for ease of access.

Forms

All fields in a form are labelled correctly.

Logical Tab Order

A logical tab order is created throughout the website.

Valid and standard conform CSS and XHTML

All of the coding uses valid CSS and valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

Browser compatible

The site can be viewed on various browsers including PDAs and screen-readers.

Applets and Scripts

We passed on the use of applets and scripts wherever possible. JavaScript is used but not necessary.

Whilst ECC Ireland strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing the ECC Ireland website, please contact us.