Guidelines and Standards
All pages on this site were WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) approved, and complied with all priority 1 and follows the guidelines of priority status with minor exceptions.
This site contains many features to help users with disabilities navigate easily. These include keyboard shortcuts for all major links and special links to enable users to jump over navigation bars to the next item. These features are described below.
This website is designed for maximum accessibility. Frames are not used, tables are only used for tabulating data and images are kept to a minimum and always described in alt text.
This site is Bobby A approved, complying with all priority 1 of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
The entire site validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
The site uses structured semantic mark-up where possible. For example, internal content pages use H1 for all top level headings and list mark-up for internal navigation where possible. Using real list mark-up is best. Since visual presentation is in the CSS declarations, it does not clutter up the page, so both JAWS and Home Page Reader simply read your list for what it is: a list.
NB: The XHTML, CSS and Acompliance validations on this site were time-stamped as valid on the 13/05/10. However, with a dynamic site like this validations are fragile and can destablise. If you noticed any aspect of the site that may have deteriorated it's validations from beyond this date, please take time report to the Irish Sports Council. Thank you.