Lourdes Youth Community Services
Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the internet, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. It is essential that the Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities. An accessible Web can also help people with disabilities more actively participate in society.
An accessible website is one which can be used by everyone, taking into account their differing capabilities. In LYCS, we promote inclusiveness in all our work, and this extends to our website. If you are new to the internet and want some help with using this site, or if you have another specific query, please take a look at our help page.
This website conforms with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines to accessibilty level 1. This basically means that the programming code behind this site has been written in a way that allows people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with and contribute to the Web.
For more information on WAI, please see http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php, or for a slighty less technical guide to WAI, visit the website of the Irish National Disability Authority http://www.accessit.nda.ie/.