Accessibility

It is the intention of Limerick City and County Council to present information on this website in a format which is accessible to all, regardless of ability or disability.

The site has been designed with the deliberate intention of avoiding clutter while providing consistent and easily identifiable navigation throughout. The use of colour, breadcrumbs and links back to main sections further improves navigation.

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

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.

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 also 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 Settings menu at the top right of the screen, then adjust the Zoom options.
  • Google Chrome: Select the menu button at the top right og the screen, then adjust the Zoom options.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Select the 'View' menu, then adjust the Zoom options.
  • Opera: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Zoom' percentage options.
  • Netscape: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Text Zoom' options.

Updated 18th of March 2014