Wicklow County Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with national legislation transposing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
This accessibility statement applies to N11M11 website to which this statement applies, as appropriate. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. The accessibility standard should be compliant to WCAG 2.0 standard.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. Wicklow County Council is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0. The below table identifies the current areas of non-compliances.
We are in the process of improving the following elements of the website. The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s): No access to source code.
non-compliance with the national legislation:
|Issue||Explanation||Why this is important|
|Aria-label||ARIA stands for Accessible Rich Internet Application. The aria-label forms part of the HTML code in order to clearly communicate the roles, states, and properties of user interface elements.||This provides an extra piece of information to assistive technologies such as screen readers.|
|Non-distinguishable landmarks||A web page is made up of different elements such as a header, footer, main, sidebar. These containers are referred to as landmarks.
Landmarks provide the organisation and structure of a web page.
|Landmarks makes it easier for the user to navigate between different sections of the web page using keyboard navigation.|
|Content not included in landmarks||When web content is not confined to a particular element on the page, it is not included in a landmark.||To ensure the content is not missed by the user|
|No option to skip repeated content||Skiplinks is a mechanism available to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple web pages.||The end user can easily skip repeated content|
|Tabbing navigation sequence||Tabbing navigation sequence is required to be in a logical sequence so that users can navigate between different elements from start to end of the web page using their keyboard.||Logical tabbing is very important to assist users to navigate on the page|
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared and made available on 20th September 2019. The method used to prepare the statement is laid out in Article 3(1) of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1523). The statement was last reviewed on 19th September 2019.
Feedback and contact information
Wicklow County Council welcomes your feedback on the accessibility of this website. If you find that you are not able to access, to request information, or use content on the N11M11 website for accessibility reasons, please contact us through the contact information listed below or at the link here. We will endeavour to respond to feedback within 5 business days. You are entitled to escalate a complaint to the Wicklow County Council should you be dissatisfied with the response received.
In the case of unsatisfactory responses to any notification or request sent in accordance with Article 7(1)(b) of the Directive, please contact us at: email@example.com