Clarin College Athenry

Clarin College Accessibility Statement

Clarin College is dedicated to meeting the needs of people with disabilities and recognises the importance of complying with accessibility standards. We also recognise the challenge and benefits of creating a Web site that focuses not only on complying with standards but on delivering an excellent online experience to the widest possible audience, including older people and users with disabilities.

As far as possible, we aim that the Web site is:

  • technically accessible, in that, it is possible for all users to access all information and functionality;
  • equally usable, in that it is not prohibitively difficult or time-consuming for users with disabilities to carry out normal tasks;
  • capable of being adapted or configured by individual users to meet their specific needs and preferences;
  • capable of interfacing with appropriate, widely available assistive technologies employed by users.

Standards compliance

As a minimum standard, all pages are designed to meet all Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level A & Level AA Success Criteria, the target rating which public sector bodies should achieve. However, we aim to achieve as many of the guidelines from levels 1, 2 and 3 as practical in the design and implementation of the Web site.

The Web site uses structured semantic markup.

The Web site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. This ensures that content is perfectly linearised and improves performance on a wide range of browsers and other user agents.

An accessibility audit was carried out on the templates used to build the site. These validated a high level of compliance. Work is ongoing to implement changes to deal with any issues discovered.

Maintaining accessibility

To help deliver and maintain an accessible website, Clarin College will create internal guidelines to guide Web administrators and authors in the creation of accessible Web content.


These guidelines cover issues such as

  • Creating user-friendly Web content
  • Writing meaningful alternative text
  • Creating accessible tables
  • Creating accessible link phrases.

Content authors will receive training to raise awareness of accessibility issues.

Aug 23
2022
New teacher induction
Aug 24
2022
Staff meeting
Aug 25
2022
1st Years (5 Classes tbc later)
Aug 26
2022
1st Class (remaining four classes) 3rd Years & 6th Years
Clarin College, Athenry, Co. Galway.
091 844 159
Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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