The Department of Social Protection (DSP) is committed to making the information on WelfarePartners.ie accessible to all, regardless of ability. In order to achieve this we have designed our website to follow guidelines set out by the W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium). The W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) produces accessibility guidelines that are an internationally recognised benchmark of accessibility. We aim to comply with Level Double-A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
The benefits of this include:
While we have attempted to address all accessibility issues with WelfarePartners.ie, there are a number of known issues. These are:
We have attempted to make tables containing data on this site easy to read using screen readers. However, there are still some complex data tables which certain users may have difficulty accessing and we are working to make these tables more accessible.
We will continue to monitor and improve the accessibility of this site. We will also closely monitor developments and changes in accessibility guidelines and general website best practice.