Web Accessibility Statement

Our commitment and approach to maintaining an accessible website

South Dublin Libraries is committed to maintaining an accessible website. Our commitment to this is stated in South Dublin County Council’s Corporate Plan.
South Dublin Libraries is committed to ensuring that this website achieves "Double-A" conformance with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0. This means that every page will comply with all checkpoints in the top 2 priorities of WCAG 1.0, to comply with the National Disability Authority's Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies. The National Disability Authority's Centre for Excellence in Universal Design has an introduction to policy and legislation relevant to Universal Design in Ireland.
South Dublin Libraries is committed to ensuring that any new additions to the website will achieve "Level AA" conformance to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

South Dublin Libraries is committed to ensuring that accessibility will feature in any future procurement requests for 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems.

Statement of the website's conformance with official accessibility guidelines

The website currently conforms to Level AA.The most recent web accessibility audit for this website took place during July 2009.

Possible difficulties and workarounds

PDF format documents

The site makes use of Portable Document Format (PDF). Certain documents on this site are available in PDF format, which requires you to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. We have, whenever possible, provided a non-PDF alternative where there is a PDF document.
If you cannot access the information in any PDF document on this website, please email library@sdublincoco.ie or phone 01 4597834. We undertake to get the required information to you as soon as possible and within two weeks in keeping with South Dublin County Council’s Customer Charter.

Videos and Podcasts

The site uses videos and podcasts which are non-compliant. If you cannot access the information in any video or podcast on this website, please email library@sdublincoco.ie or phone 01 4597834. We undertake to get the required information to you as soon as possible and within two weeks in keeping with South Dublin County Council’s Customer Charter.

Google Maps

Google Maps used on the website may not be accessible for some users. An alternative  text format is also provided for each library, giving the address of the library and directions to the library. In the case of the Mobile Libraries, a text listing of stops is available  as an alternative to the Google Map.

How to send feedback on this website's accessibility

We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website.
•    E-mail us at library@sdublincoco.ie
•    Write to us at South Dublin Libraries, Unit 1, Square Industrial Complex, Tallaght, Dublin 24
•    Phone us on 01 4597834
•    Fax us on 01 4597872

For information on Disability Liaison and Accessibility in South Dublin County Council, please see                                http://accessible.southdublin.ie

 

Accessibility features of this website

Skip Link

We have provided a skip link to people using JAWS or other screen readers to jump straight down to the page content.

Changing Text Size and High Contrast Style

We have provided controls on this site to enlarge text size and provide access to a high contrast version of the website. Alternatively, you can change your text size using your browser: For Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, select Text size from the View menu or hold the Control key and use the scroll wheel on your mouse. If you are using another browser, please refer to your browser help to learn how to resize text.