Accessibility Statement

Equality and Diversity Services Access Charter

Sligo County Council:

  • Acknowledges the importance of meeting the needs of a diverse cross section of the communities we serve in a fair and balanced manner which ensures equality of access and opportunity.
  • Will make every endeavour to ensure we meet the needs of people with disabilities in terms of equality of access and of opportunity as appropriate.
  • Is committed to the provision of the best possible services to their clients and customers.
  • All parties providing a service to / or on behalf of Sligo County Council are required to be compliant with our Equality and Diversity Policy.
  • Every person / all persons/ having any business or contact with Sligo County Council is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect and valued for their diversity / difference.
  • Members of the public having business with the local authority are required where appropriate to be compliant with this public services charter and to respect the equality and diversity of the local authority.
  • Sligo County Council is committed to a policy of equality of access and opportunity in its employment practises.
  • In a work and employment environment which values inclusive diversity, merit, competence, qualifications, knowledge, potential and the ability of each person are the basis for all recruitment and employment decisions.
  • Sligo County Council is compliant with the Equal Status, Equality and Disability Legislation. We will facilitate to the best of our ability all access needs of people with disabilities and special requirements.
  • Sligo County Council commits to the following principles of equality and diversity in our public services provision and management;
    • Equality of Access
    • Equality of Opportunity
    • Inclusive Diversity
    • Anti-Discriminatory Measures and Provisions
Sligo County Council Disability Inclusion & Access Strategy 2019 – 2022 (PDF) - 910 kbs  PDF

Website Accessibility

Sligo County Council is committed to making its website ( accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.


Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level AA , due to the non-compliances listed below.


Non-accessible content 

  • Some pages have empty heading tags, link without a text alternative and Inline frames without a text alternative. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 AA G130. We are working through our content to resolve these issues.
  • Subtitles are not provided for live video and audio content.
  • Subtitles are not provided for pre-recorded video and audio content.

Note: Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations are

  • 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. 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. 


Preparation of this website accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 9th November 2021.


Feedback and contact information 

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us at


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).


How we test our website 

  • Our website is tested regularly for Accessibility using Siteimprove