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Accessibility Statement

Cork County Alerts 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

Compliance Status

This website is fully compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 Level AA.

Cork County Alerts is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are currently working with IA Labs and Vision Ireland to ensure we meet accessibility standards. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and adhering to the required accessibility standards.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

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Accessibility Features of this Website

Skip to content link – is functional on all webpages to allow keyboard users to bypass repeated sections like navigation panes.

Keyboard/Screen reader navigation – has been implemented across all areas of the website to assist users who navigate using assistive technologies or without a mouse.

Accessible images – to inform users using a screen reader or other assistive technologies of an image’s contents.

Accessible forms – have correct focus order and validation.

Useful, descriptive link text – to inform users where links will bring them.

Correctly structured content with good heading usage – to increase readability and assist users using screen readers or other assistive technologies.

Cross operating system compatibility and mobile navigation – to ensure consistency in layout and navigation across all devices and operating systems.

Non-accessible Content

Live map – is exempted from accessibility requirements. The live map is also third-party content that is not funded by, developed, or controlled by Cork County Alerts, but work is in progress to resolve as many issues related to this area as feasibly possible. Information in the live map is available on the website in text.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

The Statement was prepared by IA Labs where IA Labs performed a blend of manual and automated accessibility tests using multiple platforms like Windows (JAWS, NVDA), Mac (VoiceOver), iOS (VoiceOver) and Android (TalkBack) and their native accessibility tools. A detailed issue log was created to measure against WCAG 2.1 standards. These issues were presented to the development team who are amending these issues and bringing the website in to WCAG 2.1 AA compliance.

This statement was created by IA Labs in November 2023.

The statement was last reviewed in November 2023.

Feedback and Contact Information

We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website. If you have any comments or find any problems not listed on this page, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the site name,, in your correspondence.

Access Officer

Queries and complaints about accessibility are dealt with by our Access Officer, whose role is to provide or arrange for and coordinate assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities accessing the services we provide. Our Access Officer may be contacted by phone at (021) – 4285133 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Enforcement Procedure

If you are not happy with our response to your complaint, you can ask the Ombudsman to look into your complaint.  Contact the office of the Ombudsman or read  guidance on how to make a complaint.

WCAG 2.1 Accessibility Auditing Service

If you would like your website, application or digital documents reviewed and tested against the WCAG 2.1 standards, please contact the IA Labs team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..