Accessibility Guidelines & Standards

Access Officer

The Office has appointed an Access Officer to assist persons with a disability in their dealings with the Office. The Access Officer may be contacted at or at 01-8585816, or by writing to Access Officer, ODCE, 16 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

This Site

All pages on this site were WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) approved, and complied with all priority 1, 2, 3 guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

This site contains many features to help users with disabilities navigate easily. These include keyboard shortcuts for all major links and special links to enable users to jump over navigation bars to the next item. These features are described below.

This website is designed for maximum accessibility. Frames are not used, tables are only used for tabulating data and images are kept to a minimum and always described in alt text.

Standards Compliance

  • We are committed to achieving a conformance level AA with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 in compliance with the National Disability Authority’s Code of Practice on accessibility of public services and information provided by public bodies.
  • The entire site validates as HTML 4.01 Transitional.
  • The site uses structured semantic mark-up where possible. For example, internal content pages use H1 for all top-level headings and list mark-up for internal navigation where possible. Using real list mark-up is best. Since visual presentation is in the CSS declarations, it does not clutter up the page, so both JAWS and Home Page Reader simply read your list for what it is: a list.

Court Rulings

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Frequently Asked Questions

ODCE encourages the public to visit the extended FAQs (frequently asked questions) section of website for information before contacting the Office.

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Man charged with a number of offences arising from an ODCE investigation.

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