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Accessibility Statement

This is an accessibility statement from the National Museum of Ireland.

Measures to support accessibility

The National Museum of Ireland takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of our website:

  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities.
  • We are currently working to improve the accessibility of our site alongside our web-developers

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. National Museum of Ireland is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Additional accessibility considerations

We offer a user friendly means of increasing text size, viewing our pages in greyscale and viewing our pages in high-contrast. You will find the controls for these features at the top of this page.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of National Museum of Ireland. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on National Museum of Ireland:

We try to respond to feedback within 2 working days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

National Museum of Ireland is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • The latest major browsers with assistive technologies for screen reading

National Museum of Ireland is not compatible with:

  • Browsers older than 2 major versions
  • Internet Explorer older than version 11

Technical specifications

Accessibility of National Museum of Ireland relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of National Museum of Ireland , there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for National Museum of Ireland:

  1. PDFs: Documents on our site are often published as PDFs –a common format which is less accessible than HTML pages for people using assistive technologies. because PDFs are not bookmarked, and tables in PDFs are not defined.. We are working with departments to make sure they are publishing HTML pages where practical, instead of less accessible formats like PDF. Please use the 'report issue' button if you encounter an issue..

Assessment approach

National Museum of Ireland assessed the accessibility of National Museum of Ireland by the following approaches:

  • External evaluation


This statement was created on 9 June 2022 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.


General Site Features

Skip to content

Speech and braille users generally read the page from top to bottom. On most sites, this means hearing a long list of repeated information before reaching the main content on any page. On this web site, the navigation bar is always preceded by a link (invisible to sighted users) labelled "Skip to site content" Select this link to jump to the main content on the page.

Using the Tab Key to jump between links

You can use the tab key on your keyboard to jump from one link to the next. All navigation bars in the site provide a logical order for this.

PDF format (.pdf) or Adobe Acrobat format

Some of the information on this website is available in PDF format to provide for easier reading and printing offline. This format is not (except in the case of the latest version, version 5) readily accessible to users with disabilities.

Font/Text Sizes

This site makes use of style sheets that allow for flexible resizing of fonts to meet user requirements. If you find that font sizes are too small simply increase the default font size used in your web browser software (for example, in Internet Explorer font sizes can be changed in the View Menu under 'Text Size'). This feature may not work correctly in all web browsers.

Navigation Aids

Top level navigation is visible at all times.
A breadcrumb link is available at the top each page to assist in navigation.
The homepage and all internal pages include a search box.


All content images used in the home page and elsewhere include descriptive ALT attributes.
Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout and all presentation has been completely seperated from content with the exception of layout tables.
If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

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