Every effort has been made to make this website accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.
Statement of commitment
Tourism Ireland is committed to making www.tourismireland.com accessible in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.
The site’s layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired. It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software. If you have difficulties using a mouse, the site can be navigated using only a keyboard.
In technical language, all pages on this site should be valid to Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML 5) 1.0 and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
It also follows the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 and strives to meet level triple-A checkpoints.
This statement applies to www.tourismireland.com only.
www.tourismireland.com is partially compliant with WCAG 2.1 AAA guidelines.
Images: Not all images have meta descriptions. If images do not have the correct descriptions then a user using assistive technologies will not learn the information conveyed in the image (WCAG guidelines 1.1.1)
PDF documents from 3rd parties such as digital brochures over which we have no control are exempt from these guidelines. Videos or audio published before 22 February 2021 are exempt from these guidelines.
How we test accessibility
We use the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines alongside specific tools to test conformance. The WAVE browser extension allows us to evaluate web content for accessibility issues in checking the rendered version of a page, locally displayed styles and dynamically-generated content from scripts or AJAX content.
How we aim to improve accessibility
We will continue to use plain English in our content particularly on pages offering help and advice.
We will continue to do regular spot checks using the WAVE tool to identify and remediate accessibility issues.
In accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, any new PDFs or Word documents published on the www.tourismireland.com website will meet accessibility standards.