Accessibility Statement

Sligo County Council is committed to making its website (www.sligococo.ie) 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 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’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us at info@sligococo.ie

 

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