We are committed to ensuring our content is accessible to all users.
Our website aims to meet the level AA standards set out by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
We have optimised our web pages for reading on screen. To see a simplified view of the website, useful when reading large pieces of text, click Reader view at the top of any page.
You can also change the font size of text on screen by pressing the following key combinations:
- Increase font size Ctrl and +
- Decrease font size Ctrl and –
- Reset font size Ctrl and 0
Irish Sign Language (ISL)
Irish Sign Language is the sign language used by the majority of the deaf community in Ireland. In order to improve the accessibility of the Oireachtas website to ISL users we provide signed content where possible.
- Oireachtas TV produces signed content every week on a dedicated Oireachtas TV ISL page
- Some static content pages (eg, the Visit and Learn section) have integrated ISL videos interpreting the text of that page
The provision of ISL within our website is one of several recommendations produced by the Houses of the Oireachtas Working Group on Irish Sign Language. Read the Report of the Working Group on Irish Sign Language (ISL) – Strategy 2019-2021
Listen to this website with Browsealoud
You can listen to the text on this website using Browsealoud. Functional cookies will need to be turned on in order for this feature to display and work. You can do this on our cookies page. Once functional cookies are enabled, click the Listen icon in the footer to launch the Browsealoud toolbar. The toolbar has other accessibility features too, such as dual-colour highlighting of text, text magnification, screen masking and PDF reading.
Help us improve
We welcome feedback on our website. As the functionality of the website is continuously updated and improved there is a possibility that an accessibility could arise. If you come across any accessibility issues, please contact the web team.