Our commitment and approach to maintaining an accessible website
The Legal Aid Board is committed to maintaining an accessible website. Our commitment to this is stated in our Customer Charter.
The Legal Aid Board is committed to ensuring that this website achieves "Double-A" conformance with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0.This means that every page will comply with all checkpoints in the top 2 priorities of WCAG 1.0, to comply with the National Disability Authority's Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies. The National Disability Authority's Centre for Excellence in Universal Design has an introduction to policy and legislation relevant to Universal Design in Ireland.
The Legal Aid Board is committed to ensuring that any new additions to the website will achieve "Level AA" conformance to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
The Legal Aid Board is committed to ensuring that accessibility will feature in any future procurement requests for 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems.
Statement of the website's conformance with official accessibility guidelines
The most recent web accessibility audit for this website took place on 13 February 2009. The audit found that the overall accessibility rating of the Legal Aid Board’s website was Average.
Read the Accessibility Audit Summary
Areas for improvement and time-lines
Responsibility to apply the accessibility standards is subject to the resources of the Legal Aid Board.
The remaining issues below cannot be addressed due to the limitations of the website's content management system:
The site name in the page title cannot be translated into Irish.
Pagination links on the search results do not have a link title.
Pagination links on the search results contain unescaped ampersands.
The search results page's BODY attributes are not in quotes.
The sitemap BODY attributes are not in quotes.
The navigator cannot structure indented entries as nested lists.
Some formatting on the website is automatically generated and these may use fixed units rather than relative units.
How to send feedback on this website's accessibility
We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website.
Contact our Access Officer
Accessibility features of this website
Resizeable text:You can change the font size on this website using your browser.
Skip Navigation:The Skip Navigation link at the top of each page allows users using screenreaders or keyboards to skip straight to the content of each webpage.