Overview & Purpose
AHBRA believe accessibility is a human right and have created a website with clear, accessible design and content layout using a Universal Design approach. This website is in compliance with the WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
The AHBRA website has been designed, developed and tested to conform to the WCAG 2.0 and the National Disability Authority IT Accessibility Guidelines. Our web designers have made sure that the necessary accessibility validation checks were carried out with a combination of evaluation tools and assistive technology with human operators.
This validation process results in a site that is fully WCAG 2.0 compliant and in line with Irish and international accessibility guidelines.
We also aim to present information using plain language in order to make communication more effective and accessible. This is in accordance with the Plain English Style Guide for the Public Service.
In accordance with the Section 26(2) of the Disability Act (2005), AHBRA has appointed an Access Officer. Access officers are responsible for providing or arranging for assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities accessing public services. AHBRA has appointed Alice Travers as an Access Officer to act as a point of contact for people with disabilities wishing to access our services. This is in accordance with Section 26(2) of the Disability Act (2005). For queries relating to persons with disabilities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please mark your email “for the attention of the Access Officer)
For further information on Accessibility please find some useful web links below:
- The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops standards and support materials to help you understand and implement accessibility.
- For more information on the code of practice on accessibility of public services and information provided by public bodies, please consult the National Disability Authority website
- Plain English Style Guide for the Public Service
- Customer Communications Toolkit for the Public Service — A Universal Design Approach