Accessibility

Our definition of minimal accessibility is based upon the World Wide Web Consortium’s guidelines “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” (WCAG).  WCAG defines three levels of checkpoint priority, and our policy requires at least WAI-AA WCAG compliance, which means all priority one and two checkpoints.  The site you are currently viewing has WAI-AA compliance.

 

Graphics

The ALT attribute is used on all images, and images are only used when necessary.

Colour

  • The website designer’s use of coloured text or images to convey information is not the only way in which that information is conveyed.  People who have difficulty identifying colour will still be able to use the site as other means of identifying headings etc. have also been used.
  • The website relies heavily upon stylesheets for visual presentation.  However, the pages can still be used without CSS.

Language

  • The website should be understandable by anyone, including people with cognitive disabilities, poor readers, younger web users and those for who, English is not their primary language.  The Google Translate has been function has been integrated into the header of the website to assist.
  • Jargon and technical terms are avoided, unless necessary for the target visitors.  When they cannot be avoided they are defined if the meaning is not clear from context.
  • Some areas of our website are designed for use by clinical and health professionals and as such may contain more technical language where necessary.

 

Browsers

tallaghthospital.ie is tested to operate in Internet Explorer Version 8 and above.  If you have an earlier version of Internet Explorer, some design elements will not display correctly.