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Accessibility

Fingal County Council recognises and values the provision of information on this website in a format which is accessible to all, regardless of ability or disability.

The site has been redesigned in a manner which avoids clutter and provides a consistent navigation methodology throughout the site and strives to allow for plenty white space to avoid clutter.

The use of colour, breadcrumbs and links back to main sections allows for easier navigation. Staff developing the site have attended courses on web design for accessibility and have liased with disability bodies in the design.

The site has been designed to reach AA (WCAG WAI Level 2) accessibility levels. However work on ancillary sites and Adobe documents on the site are required before this becomes a reality.

The site is developed using valid XHTML and cascading style sheets (CSS) which are screen reader friendly and make the site accessible to more of our citizens. Our site content is separated from presentational elements, which makes it available to any visitors that use technologies such as a screen reader or text only browser.

You may confirm the validity of our XHTML and CSS by clicking on the links provided.

Accessible web sites prioritise clear content, structure and ease of navigation over visual aspects of design, however they also need not be visually unattractive, nor are they prevented from using the latest web technologies, provided that all information is still accessible to users.

You may find that on your screen the text is either too large or too small for your personal needs. Using the text size options , you can set a smaller or larger standard font size, and this will be applied to all pages you visit on our website.

You may use your browser settings to change the text size for all the web sites that you visit. The technique for doing this is slightly different depending on the browser that you use:

  • Internet Explorer: Select the 'View' menu (at the top of the screen), and select one of the options under 'Text Size'. The default setting is Medium.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Select the 'View' menu, then select Increase, Decrease or Normal.
  • Opera: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Zoom' percentage options.
  • Netscape: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Text Zoom' options.

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