Merchants Quay Ireland has undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet, to develop a website that is clear and simple for everybody to use. We are committed to making its Website accessible, in accordance with the European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.
This accessibility statement applies to www.mqi.ie
This website is fully compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.
MQI is committed to providing its website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and adhering to the required accessibility standards.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.1) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
The pages on this website are designed to be WCAG2.1 AA compliant and to comply with all priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
PDFs: Many documents on the site are published as PDFs.
PDFs are less accessible than HTML pages for people using assistive technologies.
Some of the issues with PDFs include:
- The fact that they are not bookmarked ( WCAG guideline 2.4.5 )
- Tables in PDFs are not defined ( WCAG guideline 1.3.1 )
This content is not an exhaustive list of non-accessible content.
How we are improving accessibility on Merchants Quay Ireland’s website
- We are committed to creating more accessible PDFs, video content and graphs on the website.
- We will continue to insist that departments use plain English to describe our services and any information members of the public require access to.
The built-in accessibility tools can be accessed by clicking on the small blue man icon on the top right-hand side of the screen.
- Increase Text
- Decrease Text
- High Contrast
- Negative Contrast
- Light Background
- Links Underline
- Readable Font