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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement

An Garda Síochána (AGS) is committed to achieving compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).This statement applies to content published on www.garda.ie and any subdomains of same i.e. https://vetting.garda.ie/.

Recite Me

We have installed the Recite Me toolbar on our website to make the site more accessible and user friendly. Recite Me supports each visitor by providing options so that they can use our website in a way that works best for them. For example, users can change the font size, change the colour of the screen, translate text or use the screen reader option to read the text aloud. To use Recite Me, click on the Accessibility Help button on our website.

How accessible this website is

An Garda Síochána is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. However, there are parts of this website that are not fully accessible yet but this will change with your help.

We welcome your feedback on accessibility, if you find any problems and you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements please email us at corporate.communications@garda.ie.

If you need information in a different format please email us at corporate.communications@garda.ie with the following details

  • Your required format.
  • The content you wish to receive
  • Your name and email address.

Non accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of where it fails the success criteria. We are working to address these issues.

  • Alt text missing from some images.
  • Some PDF, Word and Excel documents are not fully accessible.
  • We do not need to fix the following types of content because they are exempt from the accessibility regulations:

               # pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020

               # live audio and video

               # PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2020

               # maps

               # third party content.