What is Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can:

  • perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web
  • contribute to the Web

Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including:

  • auditory
  • cognitive
  • neurological
  • physical
  • speech
  • visual

 

The Web Accessibility Directive

The ADA and WCAG provides people with disabilities with better access to websites and mobile apps of public services.

The Directive obliges websites and apps of public sector bodies to be “more accessible”. A technical standard supports the directive, clarifying what is expected by the term “accessible”.

The Directive requires:

  • an accessibility statement for each website and mobile app, stating non-accessible content and alternatives as well as contacts;
  • a feedback mechanism so users can flag accessibility problems or request information published in a non-accessible content;
  • regular monitoring of public sector websites and apps by Member States and reporting on the results to the Commission every three years.

 

Declaration of Accessibility

Circet Ireland and UK is engaged in a process to progressively make its website (www.circet.ie) more and more accessible, in the sense of allowing people with various handicaps to be able to navigate and interact with the content and applications found therein.

Where applicable, we also work to bring the site into conformity with established legislation.

 

Feedback & Contact

If you are unable to access any content or service, please contact the site manager who will provide an accessible alternative or offer the content in another form.