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Making Public Sector Websites Accessible: The Key Findings of Ireland’s Latest Monitoring Report

This blog summarises the NDA’s key findings and recommendations as outlined in Ireland’s first monitoring report published in December 2021.

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2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context)

One of the Level A Success Criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) states that users should be able to determine the purpose of each link on a website from the link text alone, or from the link text together with its programmatically determined context.

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Did you know every iPhone is accessible?

Back in 2009 when Apple launched the iPhone 3GS they also unveiled their accessibility features such as VoiceOVer, Zoom, White on Black colour Invert and Mono Audio. While VoiceOver was available to Mac users since Tiger in 2005 this iOS release in 2009 was the start of Apple’s mobile accessibility journey which allowed people with

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Automated Tools – Lighthouse, Deque axe, WAVE & AccessiBe

Automated accessibility Tools are software, plugins and code all designed to audit and maintain your website or applications accessibility rating. They measure your product against the current WCAG 2.1 web standards. They can perform surface level tests where they will perform checks against the WCAG 2.1 criteria such as images, colour contrast and heading structure.

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1.1.1: Non-text Content

1.1.1 Non-Text Content that is presented to the end user must have an alternative that explains its purpose We often take things for granted and the sheer amount of information and content contained in an image, chart, animation, or map. People without any visual impairment consume information like this on websites, apps and documents while

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What Are the WCAG 2.1 Guidelines and Why Do They Matter?

As the accessibility arm of the NCBI, Ireland’s national sight loss agency, IA Labs is committed to ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are not something reserved for a lucky few. Access and inclusion are fundamental rights, yet many companies and organisations fall short of guaranteeing these rights to people with disabilities.