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Accessibility Statement

Compliance Status

Ballyfermot College of Further Education is committed to making this website accessible in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020 – S.I. No. 358/2020 and to ensuring this website is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

This accessibility statement applies to bcfe.ie

The website is almost fully compliant with the European standard Accessibility Requirements for ICT Products and Services (based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1) due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible Content

Videos

  1. Some YouTube Videos and all Vimeo Videos and Stream Videos need manually finished captions and transcripts.
    1. NOTE All videos from BCFE’s main YouTube accounts, that are embedded on the site are fully compliant with caption and transcript requirements.
  2. Some videos on the site did not pass the PEAT (Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool) check. These have not been removed, as the content might be useful to many people, but all non-PEAT-compliant content under the control of BCFE, has been highlighted with a warning regarding same, except for
    1. videos from the ISA Vimeo account, which have not yet been checked as of this date
    2. one video under the Stream service, which have not yet been checked as of this date
  3. Videos not under the direct control of BCFE are considered outside scope, and have not been PEAT checked unless they were on an audited page.

Images

NOTE This work is on-going but will need collaboration with coordinators and teachers to complete.

  1. Some images on the Student Gallery are missing alt / caption text.
  2. Some images on the Student Gallery are missing appropriate alt text

Parsing

There is a single parsing error which cannot be changed as it is under the direct control of a plugin.

Status Updates

The content form status updates feedback to the user cannot have a role added at this time, as they are under the direct control of a plugin.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was last reviewed and updated on 15th August 2022

This website was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) Level-AA in August 2022. The test was carried out by Ilikecake Limited, accessibility consultants, using the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM).

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need access to information in an accessible format, or wish to notify us of an issue with the website, please contact Vivienne Trulock Hardy, vivienne.trulock@bcfe.cdetb.ie

If you are dissatisfied about how we respond to your request, you can submit a complaint by contacting info@bcfe.cdetb.ie

Enforcement Procedures

If you are dissatisfied about how we respond to your request or complaint, you can complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman under the terms of the Disability Act 2005.

Office of the Ombudsman, 6 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 W773
Tel: +353 (0)1 639 5600
Email: complaints@ombudsman.ie
Web: www.ombudsman.ie/disability-act/make-a-complain

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