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Heritage Ireland

Accessibility Statement.

We recognise the importance of ensuring that our site is accessible to everyone. Heritage Ireland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.

This accessibility statement applies to heritageireland.ie

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020, due to the non-compliance listed below.

We are currently auditing and upgrading the accessibility on the Heritage Ireland website.

Non-Accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

  • PDF documents: We are aware that PDF documents used on this website can have accessibility issues. We are working to ensure that PDF documents are natively accessible going forward and to use more accessible formats.
  • Images: Not all images on this website have alternative text, we are working to make sure images have sufficient alt text.
  • Links: For some links throughout the site, the purpose of each link cannot be determined from the link text alone.
  • Videos: An alternative for time-based media or audio description of prerecorded video content is not provided.
  • Keyboard: Not all interactive elements have keyboard focus states
  • ARIA Labels: Location pins in Google Maps do not have text that is accessible to screen readers. An alternate method to get this same information is by browsing the list of cards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was last updated in June 2024.

Testing Methodology

We are gradually remediating accessibility issues found on the website by AxeMonitor.

Feedback and Contact Information

We are committed to maintaining and monitoring the accessibility of this website. As part of this process we welcome any comment, suggestions or details of problems encountered from users.

If you have a comments or complaint about the accessibility of this website, please contact Shauna Fox who can be emailed at shauna.fox@opw.ie

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.

Enforcement Procedure

The 2020 Regulations state that enforcement procedure is to be “used in the case of unsatisfactory responses to any notification or request sent in accordance with Article 7(4)(c) of the 2020 Regulations.

Section 38 of the Disability Act provides that  a person, or a specified person may make a complaint in writing to the head of a public body if that body is not following the law as outlined in sections 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29 of the Act.

If you are not happy with our response, you can refer your complaint to the

Office of the Ombudsman:

Workplace Relations Commission:

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