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The Sports and Cultural Council (SCC) is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for people with disabilities. The intent of  SCC is to promote equal access to electronic information resources, technologies and services for students, staff, and visitors — including those with disabilities. All reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the pages of this website are accessible in accordance with the Irish National Disability Authority IT Accessibility Priority 2 Guidelines.

The SCC has also adopted the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Conformance Level “Double-A” for existing and new content produced by our organisation. The application of these guidelines will benefit all users, regardless of what method they are using to access the web, including users with physical and cognitive disabilities, users with slow connections, and users employing non-traditional hardware.

If you have any queries regarding accessibility, please contact us.

DESIGN STANDARDS

Clear-Cut Design – This website uses simple information architecture, organised navigation and reliable headings throughout. This provides consistency to the user and an easy way to navigate back to the home page regardless of location.

Images With Alternative Text – Text provides additional detail for an image or destination of a hyperlinked image. Called an ALT tag, they are accessible to screen readers, and visible when the mouse is placed over the image. They also give a description of graphics for people who have images turned off on their browser.

Relative Font Sizing – The font size of this website can be modified (up or down) using the tool provided at the bottom of every page.

Style Sheets – Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) centralise the style information for this website. Using CSS allows for greater flexibility when a style change is required. It also keeps the code clean and thus faster to download.

Layout – The design was built to accommodate the vast majority of visitors. Our website is best viewed at 1280 X 1024 resolution.

Multimedia – When available and possible, the transcripts of audio and video description are linked with the file.

Hypertext Links – Text is specifically chosen to make sense when read out of context, so all users know where they are going when they select a link.

Browser Compatibility – Our testing has confirmed that this website displays on all current browsers including Internet Explorer , Opera, Firefox and Mozilla/Netscape. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest browser as these browsers support web accessibility standards and features.

Validate – Our website work is checked using tools, checklists, and guidelines at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG.

Changing Your Default Text Size:

You can use your Internet browser settings to change the text size for all the web pages that you visit. The method for doing this depends on the browser that you utilise: For example:

Internet Explorer: Select the ‘View’ menu (at the top of the screen), and select one of the options under ‘Text Size’. The default setting is Medium.

Mozilla Firefox: Select the ‘View’ menu, and then select Increase, Decrease or Normal.

Opera: Select the ‘View’ menu, then one of the ‘Zoom’ percentage options.

Netscape: Select the ‘View’ menu, then one of the ‘Text Zoom’ options.

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