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28 May 2024  

NUI Digital Accessibility Statement

The National University of Ireland is committed to promoting digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for our site visitors and applying the relevant accessibility standards. NUI has taken careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the assistive technology being used to access this site

This is to confirm that this site has been reviewed by NUI ICT Unit to ensure that the site meets standards set by the WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1). This guideline covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. WCAG 2.1 guidelines include specific details on how to develop accessible Web content. This statement certifies that specific techniques were met for the Success Criterion detailed by WCAG. As a result, this website`s content has been made more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of thereof. By implementing and adhering to these guidelines, this website`s content has also become more usable to users in general.

NUI ICT Unit reviewed, remediated and tested the website by performing multi-layered accessibility testing and analysis of the new and updated accessibility measures and web content. As part of the process to make this website more accessible, adjustments were made which included some CSS work and adding other features to allow imbedded browser accessibility features to perform optimally. The process also included accessibility modifications for assistive technologies (e.g. NVDA, JAWS etc.). NUI has invested efforts to support popular systems with high market share, including Chrome, Firefox, edge, Opera and Safari VoiceOver on a MAC. We have also addressed JAWS and NVDA assistive technologies for Windows and MAC.

Below is a complete list of accessibility modifications and functionalities made. The website now;

  • Enables keyboard navigation
  • Enables smart navigation
  • Blinks Blocking
  • OCR Image description
  • Fonts - Ability to increase and decrease the site font, adjust, align etc`
  • Voice command the browser using your voice
  • Change colour contrast based on dark background
  • Change colour contrast based on a light background
  • Matching and monochrome option for colour blind people
  • Change the font for readability
  • Increase the cursor and change its colour to black or white
  • Increase the display to 200%
  • Highlight links on the site
  • Highlighting headers on the site
  • Increase the content chosen by the cursor, showed in a tooltip
  • Describe words by mouse selection
  • Displays the site`s contents in a new window clearly and readable
  • Enables users to type contents using the mouse

Despite our efforts to ensure accessibility of this website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known and possible limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below. Third party components or websites that are used on the website, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, chats and others, which are not controlled by NUI, may present challenges for individuals with disabilities that we are not able to remedy. The website is unable to;

  • Display an alternative description of the images
  • Change the Site`s colours

Despite our efforts to make NUI’s site browsing accessible for people with disabilities, some pages may yet need further work, or the appropriate technological solution has not yet been found. It is also possible that some pages or sections on this website contain human error. We are dedicated to keep improving the accessibility features and interface of our product. If you have noticed something wrong, you are most welcome to reach out to us at; itunit@nui.ie