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Accessibility statement for Creative Ireland

This website is run by Creative Ireland. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast and font sizes
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • embedded videos do not have captions
  • some of our online forms may be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • Phone: 01 675 5913
  • E-mail: creativeireland@chq.gov.ie
  • Postal & Visitor address: Joyce House, 8 – 11 Lombard Street, Dublin 2

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us at creativeireland@chq.gov.ie or 01 675 5913.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

  • Phone: 01 675 5913
  • E-mail: creativeireland@chq.gov.ie
  • Postal & Visitor address: Joyce House, 8 – 11 Lombard Street, Dublin 2

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Creative Ireland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • For input type=password elements, we cannot set the autocomplete attribute to new-password or current-password in order to identify input purpose. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.3. This element is output from the CMS platform used and cannot be currently amended.
  • A form control has a blank label on the Events landing page. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 A F68. This element is output from the CMS platform plugin used and cannot be currently amended.
  • Each a element does not contain text or an img with an alt attribute. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 A F89. We are working through our editable content to ensure all WYSIWYG content has anchors with text and/or an image with an alt attribute.
  • A few pages have empty heading tags.  This does not meet WCAG 2.1 AA G130. We are working through our editable content to ensure all WYSIWYG content has headings with text content and/or an image with an alt attribute.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • PDFs and other documents - Some of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
  • Embedded video - Some embedded videos may not have captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 (captions - pre-recorded). We do not plan to add captions to 3rd party videos.

How we tested this website

  • This website was last tested on 14 January 2020.
  • We used SortSite, Wave Checker, A Checker, and tested against WCAG 2.1 guidelines.

We tested:

Assessment approach

Creative Ireland assessed the accessibility of Creative Ireland by the following approaches: Internal Self-evaluation

This statement was prepared on 14 January 2020. It was last updated on 14 January 2020.

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