This website is partially compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 Level AA.
The Teaching Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are currently working with IA Labs and Vision Ireland to ensure we meet accessibility standards. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and adhering to the required accessibility standards.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
Accessibility Features of this Website
Skip to content link – is functional on all webpages to allow keyboard users to bypass repeated sections like navigation panes.
Accessible images – to inform users using assistive technologies about an image’s contents.
Accessible forms – have correct focus order and validation.
Useful, descriptive link text – to inform users where links will bring them.
Correctly structured content with good heading usage – to increase readability and assist users using screen readers or other assistive technologies.
Cross operating system compatibility and mobile navigation – to ensure consistency in layout and navigation across all devices and operating systems.
The content listed below is not fully accessible:
- Create Account – Request Account Creation Link
Screen reader users are unable to access the date of birth field in the form. We are working on removing the date picker and enabling all users to type into this form field.
- Videos – we are working on adding text transcripts to all videos.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
The Statement was prepared by IA Labs where IA Labs performed a blend of manual and automated accessibility tests using multiple platforms Windows (JAWS, NVDA), Mac (VoiceOver), iOS (VoiceOver), and Android (TalkBack) and their native accessibility tools. A detailed issue log was created to measure against WCAG 2.1 standards. These issues were presented to the development team who are amending these issues and bringing the website in to WCAG 2.1 AA compliance.
This statement was created by IA Labs in February 2024.
The statement was last reviewed in February 2024.
Feedback and Contact Information
The Teaching Council is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website.
If you have a comments or complaint about the accessibility of this website, please email our Access Officer, Shane Gorey who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to request particular content in an accessible format please include the following details:
- Your required format.
- The content you wish to receive (please include the url of the content)
- Your name and email address.
We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfil your request.
If you are not happy with our response or if you want to raise an accessibility issue that is not related to this website, you can ask the Ombudsman to look into it. Contact the office of the Ombudsman or read guidance on how to make a complaint.
Postal address: The Teaching Council, Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare, W23 Y7X0
Phone: (01) 6517900
Queries and complaints about accessibility are dealt with by our Access Officer.
The role of the Access Officer is to provide or arrange assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities accessing our services.
Our Access Officer is Shane Gorey who can be contacted at email@example.com.
The contact number for the Teaching Council is +353 1 651 7900