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PDST is committed to producing websites and web resources that can be accessed by all users. The Scoilnet website conforms to the AA standard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines produced by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Accessible features on the Scoilnet website

  • Standard layout and navigation structure across the website.
  • Alternative textual descriptions for images.
  • Capacity for users to resize the text using the resize option in their browser.
  • Capacity for users to skip directly to the content area of the page.
  • Headings and paragraphs on pages which aid navigation with alternative browsers.
  • Text for links that make sense when read out of context.
  • Breadcrumb trail to help with navigation within a section of the site.
  • Cascading style sheets (CSS) are used for visual layout and presentation.
  • Relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers.
  • Content that can be still be read even if your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all.
  • Files such as video, audio and documents will open based on what the browser's default viewer is set to be.
  • Some media will play in third party players, such as YouTube.
  • Links to learning resources open in new browser windows.

 

Technical compliance

Our web pages are built to the following industry standards:

  • Pages comply with all Priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Pages validate as HTML 5 and ARIA.
  • Stylesheets on this site validate as CSS.

 

Let us know about your accessibility experience. The Scoilnet website was built in 2014 using the latest available front-end technologies. Standards and web browsers cannot keep up with the latest technologies, and therefore when necessary, workarounds are used. If for any reason, these workarounds do not work for you, send us details of the issue and we will investigate solutions. We strive to ensure this website is as accessible as possible.

    If you do find any accessibility problems that affect or prevent your use of the website, please contact us.

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