Forfás (including the Advisory Science Council) is committed to making the information on this website accessible to all. To this end we have designed the Forfás website to follow guidelines set out by the W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium). The W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) produces accessibility guidelines that are an internationally recognised benchmark of accessibility.
We aim to comply with Level Double-A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, including all Priority 1 and Priority 2 checkpoints defined in the Guidelines. The benefits of this include:
- Pages are fast to download, regardless of whether you are using broadband or a dial-up modem
- The site supports both old and new technology. If your browser or browsing device does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the information on each page is still readable
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT (i.e. alternative text) attributes. Certain decorative graphics include null ALT attributes
- This site uses only relative text sizes, allowing you to change font size easily using your browser. For Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, select TEXT SIZE from the VIEW menu. If you are using another browser, please refer to your browser help to learn how to re-size text. This site is optimised for the default Internet Explorer setting of ‘Medium’.
The websites uses W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) technologies, wherever possible. All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS2 ensuring that they work with a wide variety of browsers. The site also makes use of the following non-W3C technologies.
- Portable Document Format (PDF): Certain documents on this site are available only in this format, which require you to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. If you cannot access the information in any PDF document please contact us.
Forfás will continue to improve the accessibility of this site and will be adding more accessible features. We will also closely monitor developments and changes in accessibility guidelines and general website best practice.
If you cannot fully access any information on a particular page, please email or you can write to us or call us using these contact details.