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The Health Service Executive policy on web accessibility requires that all HSE related sites be at least minimally accessible to our visitors with disabilities.
Our definition of minimal accessibility is based upon the World Wide Web Consortium's guidelines "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines" (WCAG). WCAG defines three levels of checkpoint priority, and our policy requires at least WAI-AA WCAG compliance, which means all priority one and two checkpoints. The site you are currently viewing has WAI-AA compliance.
The HSE policy on web accessibility also covers any sites provided by external partners that bear the HSE's name and symbols, and are designated as official HSE services. (Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for specific sites, at the option of the HSE.)
HSE.ie provides text equivalents for non-text elements.
HSE.ie does not rely upon colour.
HSE.ie works at all times to use plain, understandable English, particularly in areas of the site that describe services for the public.
HSE.ie ensures that table markup is only used for data tables.