Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to
This website is run by Galway Rape Crisis Centre of:  The Lodge, Forster Court, Galway.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, you are able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

Standards Compliance

Galway Rape Crisis Centre are committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the with the
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

We have tried to ensure that this site complies with the following standards:

  • Accessibility: all pages were developed to conform at a minimum with the Double AA rating of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v2..1
  • HTML: the HyperText Markup Language code that underpins this site validates to the HTML5 standard
  • CSS: the Cascading Style Sheets that define the structure and look of this site validates to W3C standards

Design & Coding

  • Links are generally written to make sense out of context.
  • All fonts are scalable allowing users to define the base font size.
  • All forms are coded using LABEL and ID attributes;
    The label text is not only visually associated with its corresponding text input; it is programmatically associated with it too. This means that, for example, a screen reader will read out the label when the user is focused on the form input, making it easier for an assistive technology user to understand what data should be entered.
  • All content images contain descriptive ALT attributes.
  • This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define structure and layout. If your browser does not support CSS or if you turn disable CSS support the content of each page is still readable.
  • Structured semantic markup has been used for the pages. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles and so on.
Adobe PDF & Microsoft Word Content

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. 
Some pages contain Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word content,
please visit the Adobe website for information on PDF accessibility, and the Microsoft website for information on accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 2nd March 2022, It was last reviewed on 7th March 2022