Kildare Library Service is committed to providing information and services that are fully accessible to all. The site is designed in accordance with the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Irish National Disability Authority Guidelines for Web Accessibility, it conforms to most priority 1, 2 and 3 checkpoints. A list of outstanding issues is set out below.
This website has been designed to be accessible to all visitors, regardless of disability. The following tips will help you get the most out of this site.
To view the website using your own stylesheet, in Internet Explorer 5+, go to Tools, Internet Options, Accessibility, select Format documents using my stylesheet, Browse for your stylesheet, select Open, select OK
To increase the size of text in Microsoft Internet Explorer, select View - Text Size - Larger/Largest or click on the text sizing on the right hand size of page.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
All font sizes are relative, and can be increased using user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
Some of the information on this website is available in PDF format to provide for easier reading and printing offline. The PDF format is not always accessible (except in the case of PDF documents created with the latest Adobe Acrobat software). Certain documents were created before this software was available. PDF documents on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded here: Adobe Acrobat Reader
We have, where possible, provided the same document in Microsoft Word format.
As part of our ongoing work to make this site accessible to all our users Press Releases are now in HTML format rather than word/pdf documents.
Our Primary 'Links' to all Kildare Library Services services and information and are located along the top bar, these are consistent throughout the site.
Below these links are 'breadcrumbs' which indicate where the user is on the site.
On the left hand side of each page offers links to the section you are within.
You can also navigate the site via the Site Map, or A-Z or search the site for the information you are looking for.
The site is designed in accordance with priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the Irish National Disability Authority Guidelines for Web Accessibility. For example, the website uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. This ensures that content is perfectly linearised and improves performance on a wide range of browsers and other user agents.
Pages are designed to validate as DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional. There are a number of remaining validation errors, but work is ongoing to fix these.
Most of the documents on the website are in pdf or word format and work is ongoing throughout the organisation to make this information available eventually in structured HTML format so that is accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
Kildare Library Service is committed to maintaining and monitoring the accessibility of this website. The site is audited at regular intervals.