KCETB Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board
Rialtas na hEireann Government of Ireland
Rialtas na hEireann Government of Ireland
Co-Funded by the European Union

Accessibility Statement

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) 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:

  1. Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies
  2. Transposed into Irish Law on 23 September 2020, under S.I. No. 358/2020 – European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020
  3. Sets a standard for public sector websites
  4. Introduces monitoring of compliance

See overview on the NDA website.


Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level AA , due to the non-compliance(s) and/or  exemptions listed below.

We strive to ensure that our website:

  1. Complies with AA WCAG 2.1 standards
  2. Provides a detailed Accessibility Statement
  3. Includes clear access to a Complaints and Redress mechanism

The following are some of the things that we have implemented to support accessibility:

  • Fully responsive website, that works on computers, phones, and browsers.
  • Content can be accessed through a keyboard in an accessible way.
  • Naming of images and inclusion of Alt tags.
  • Heading styles are used correctly to organise the structure of the content.
  • Implemented a content management system that supports accessibility.
  • Using colour with care. Colour contrast between the website’s written information and its background, and volume contrast between the  website’s spoken information and its backgrounds.
  • Forms designed for accessibility.
  • Information does not flash quickly on screen.


Non-accessible content

We are working to improve the accessibility compliance of our website and will endeavour to apply all accessibility standards to content being published on our website:

Parts of KCETB’s website is not fully accessible, such as:

  • PDFs: some are not fully accessible and may in some instances lack a correct tab order, headings, invalid language attributes, contain invalid or missing table structures.
  • Embedded content: a small number of pages include content embedded from third party sources, i.e. YouTube Videos. This content may lack proper colour contrast, lang attributes, discernible text for all links and correct ARIA and title attributes.
  • Search: the search on top right is an unlabeled form control.

Staff are reviewing and improving the accessibility of all PDFs on an ongoing basis. Accessible versions of some essential PDFs provided by third parties are currently being sought.


Exempt content

Content published prior to 23 September 2018 is exempt under the EU Web Accessibility Directive KCETB is committed to ensuring all our content is as accessible as possible.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21st September 2022.


Feedback and contact information

If you have any queries about accessibility, please contact us at info@kcetb.ie

If you wish to request particular content in an accessible format please include the following details:

  • Your required format.
  • The content you wish to receive (please include the url of the page/content).
  • Your name and email address.

We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfil your request.

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