This website is run by OFS. OFS is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone regardless of disability, capability or technology.
This statement states our intention that this website be usable and accessible to all users and details some of the measures taken. This website's objectives are to conform to the guidelines for websites, which support the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
Some of the measures we have taken to ensure our site is accessible include:
- Our website uses relative font sizes to enable users to change the size of text on the page;
- We use alternative text for all images on our website;
- All our web pages use valid XHTML;
- We conduct regular validation checks to ensure the HTML code of our web pages is valid;
- We always include a text transcript when we publish videos;
- We run regular checks of our pages against accessibility testing tools and perform periodic audits of our site against WAI Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints.
If you experience problems accessing any of the information on our site, please contact our digital communications team via
and we will try our best to fix the problem or provide the information in an alternative format.
This commitment applies only to the OFS websites on the ofsl.ie domain, and not to websites that are linked from our pages. We are aware that some of our non-HTML content is not as accessible as it could be. Compliance with web accessibility is an ongoing process which we are working to improve.
All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which, where appropriate, identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.
All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.
Documents on this website are provided in a variety of formats. The most common are Adobe Acrobat PDF (PDF) and Microsoft Word (MS Word). Most computers already have the software to open these document formats.
Most PDF files on this site allow basic accessibility. Simple PDFs should not represent an accessibility problem. However, despite our best efforts some PDF files may still not be fully accessible, such as scanned and older PDF files and those containing complex statistics and data tables.
If you are having trouble reading a PDF document on this website, Adobe offers a free online tool for converting PDF documents to HTML or text. For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section. For more general help with Acrobat files and a link to download Acrobat Reader see the site help page.