Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) is committed to making its websites accessible, in compliance with the European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues with accessing information on our website or if you wish to provide and feedback or comments regarding web accessibility for the CMETB website.
This accessibility statement applies to www.cmetb.ie
1.1 Compliance Status
As a minimum standard, all pages are designed to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level A and Level AA Success Criteria, the target rating to which public sector bodies should be achieving.
www.cmetb.ie is partially compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.
1.2 Non-accessible content
We are working on a continuous basis to improve the level of compliance with “A” and “AA” standards. We are working to address the following issues:
Colour: Some text has insufficient colour contrast for visually impaired users. We are working to improve the colour contrast ratio.
Empty links and buttons: There may be empty links and buttons on the website which may cause confusion for screen reader users.
Images: Not all images may have appropriate alternative text that is informative and descriptive. If images do not have the correct descriptions then a user using assistive technology will not learn the information conveyed in the image.
PDF: Many documents are published in PDF format which are less accessible than HTML format or a Word document. We are working to ensure that our PDF documents are accessible or to provide a Word alternative. Some pdfs may have incomplete document properties sections, missing alternative text, elements that are not tagged, and elements that are not nested.
Video: Some video content fails to include the option of closed caption.
Word: Issues that may be found include the usage of small font sizes, hard to read colour contrasting, images that are not inline, tables that do not have headers and missing alt text for some content on the document.
This content is not an exhaustive list of non-accessible content. CMETB is committed to continually improving the experience for everyone by addressing the issues and applying the relevant standards to our websites.
1.3 Exempted Content
PDF documents that were published before 23 September 2018 are exempt from these guidelines except where it is related to a service that a member of the public must use.
Videos or audio published before 23 September 2020 are exempt from these guidelines.
1.4 Actions to improve accessibility
When websites are correctly designed, developed, and edited, all users can have equal access to the sites’ information, functionality, and benefits. CMETB aims to make our websites accessible and usable for everyone. Many people use assistive technologies to access them, for example, to view websites in easier-to-read colours, with larger fonts or as spoken text, or to navigate around a site using a keyboard only. The following items have been prioritised to assist with consistency and accessibility:
Consistent CMETB Header and Footer Navigation
Navigation – Website navigation is coded as lists to ensure that all menu navigation can be read by screen readers
Heading elements (H1, H2, H3) etc. are used extensively throughout the website along with skip links and back to top links.
Tables – Data tables include summary attributes and are coded using Row and Column titles.
Images – All images are coded to use an ALT attribute or LONGDESC attribute. Blank alt attributes are used for decorative images such as bulleted-list images, spacer images, and so forth.
Font-sizing and Stylesheets – Content and presentation are separate with presentation being controlled by Stylesheets. The default font is set to a sans-serif for main webpage content and fonts can be resized in each browser using CTRL +/- in Firefox and View, Text Size in IE (method is dependent on browser version).
Forms – All forms are coded where labels are explicitly linked to relevant input field
1.5 Using your browser
The following are some tips on getting the most from your browser (note the following may not work in all browsers)
Open a new Tab – Hold down CTRL and click on a link
Open a new Window – Hold down SHIFT and click on a link
Increase Font Size – Hold down CTRL and press +
Decrease Font Size – Hold down CTRL and press –
Reset font size – Hold down CTRL and press 0
1.6 Preparation of this accessibility statement
In preparation for this statement, an evaluation of the website’s compliance with the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out by way of an automated auditing tool (Axe Monitor from Deque) by the National Disability Authority in April 2022 against WCAG 2.1 to highlight accessibility issues through a Simplified Review of the website.
The tools that were used to assess for accessibility include WAVE browser plugin, Microsoft Accessibility Checker and Chrome’s developer tools.
This statement was last updated on 03 October 2022. We aim to update this statement as often as significant changes are required.
1.7 Feedback and contact information
We continue to make further improvements and enhancements to our website accessibility features and value your feedback. Please let us know of any problems you may have encountered, or of any features that you have found particularly useful by emailing email@example.com If you wish to request particular content in an accessible format please include the following details:
- Your required format
- The content you wish to receive (please include the URL of the content)
- Your name and email address.
We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfil your request.
Should you have any complaints in relation to our response to an accessibility issue, please contact CMETB at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not happy about our response you can contact the Ombudsman:
The Office of the Ombudsman, 6 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 W773.
E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 01 639 5600