Accessibility Statement

Web Accessibility Statement

Web Accessibility Statement

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is committed to providing web pages that are universally accessible to all users. To this end, new TU Dublin websites meet a minimum of The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Level 2 compliance in line with the Web Accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0). Websites that are designed by and in conjunction with the Digital and Web team are tested and validated in line with these standards.

Please contact the Web team at if you have any issues with accessing the information on our website or if you wish to provide any feedback or comments about Web Accessibility for the TU Dublin website.

When websites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to the website information, functionality and benefits. TU Dublin aims to make our websites accessible and usable for people of all abilities. Many people use assistive technologies to allow them, for example, to view websites in easier-to-read colours, with larger fonts or as spoken text, or to navigate around a site using the keyboard only. The following items have been prioritised to assist with consistency and accessibility.

  • Consistent TU Dublin Header and Footer navigation
  • Navigation - Website navigation is coded as lists to ensure that screen readers can read all menu navigation
  • Many web pages include a "Back to Top" link(s). Pressing enter on these links will take the user back to the main content.
  • Heading elements (H1, H2, H3) etc., are used extensively throughout the website along back-to-top links.
  • Tables – Data tables include summary attributes and are coded using Row and Column titles. It is recommended not to use tables for layout purposes.
  • Images - All images are coded to use an ALT attribute or LONGDESC attribute. Blank alt attributes are used for decorative images such as bulleted-list images, spacer images, etc.
  • Font-sizing and Stylesheets – Content and presentation are separate, with the presentation controlled by Stylesheets. The default font is set to Visuelt-Regular, with a fallback font set to sans-serif for main webpage content, and fonts can be resized in each browser using CTRL +/- in Firefox and View, Text Size in IE (the method is dependent on the browser version).
  • Forms - All forms are coded where labels are explicitly linked to the relevant input field

Using your browser

The following are some tips on getting the most from your browser (note the following may not work in all browsers).

  • Open a new Tab – Hold down CTRL and click on a link
  • Open a new Window – Hold down SHIFT and click on a link
  • Increase Font Size – Hold down CTRL and press +
  • Decrease Font Size - Hold down CTRL and press  –
  • Reset font size – Hold down CTRL and press 0

Further guidelines and resources for TU Dublin Accessibility

In addition to the above, TU Dublin has provided additional resources on ensuring an accessible environment:

  • Accessible information - help and tips on how to create accessible content and more information on the accessible information policy.
  • Assistive Technology resources – there is a wide range of assistive technologies available to staff & students of TU Dublin to find out how to access these resources.
  • Accessibility of the built environment - information on the accessibility of the physical environment of TU Dublin and presentations showing physical access works that have been carried out over the last 10 years.
  • Access Support Officers – contact details for the University access support to help with any queries that you might have or assistance you may require about the accessibility of information and services provided by TU Dublin.

Accessibility Feedback

We continue to make further improvements and enhancements to our website accessibility features and value your feedback. Please let us know of any problems you may have encountered, or of any features that you have found particularly useful by emailing