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Accessibility and Usability Statement

One of the major goals of is to provide information online which is accessible to all. We have designed this website to be highly accessible by complying as far as possible with the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, as developed by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Visually impaired users

All information on this site is accessible using screen-readers. In most places on the website, the size of the text can be changed by clicking one of the “A” buttons in the top-right hand corner of the screen. This can also be changed by altering the settings in your browser. A high contrast option is also available in most places on the website.


Browsealoud is a computer program that can read website content aloud. If you install Browsealoud on your computer, you can have the web pages on read back to you. To avail of this service, the Browsealoud plugin is available for download free of charge from You can also take a video tour which will show you how to use Browsealoud, how to access the options and how to change the way Browsealoud reads content.

Users of minority browsers

This site is accessible using most browsers.

Mobile site

This site is designed to be accessible using most browsers available on mobile telephones. You can access this site using the URL

You can view the normal version of the website, including options for larger text sizes and high contrast text, by clicking this link:

Page updated: 10 October 2011



Contact Us

If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.