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About Access & Disability

Information about Wicklow County Council's policy on accessibility and disability, including access to this website.

We are committed to improving the accessibility of our public service centres, libraries, leisure facilities and heritage centres. In addition, measures have been introduced to enhance customer services through better access to information provided to the public and to improving accessibility in and around our towns and villages.

We are also committed to supporting the employment of people with disabilities and to dealing with any access issues that arise. Through the Disability Implementation Plan, Wicklow Local Authorities are continuously working towards making Co. Wicklow accessible for all.

Access Officer

Wicklow Local Authorities has appointed an access officer in accordance with section 26(2) of the Disability Act 2005. The access officer acts for Wicklow Local Authorities including the Town Councils in Wicklow, Arklow, Bray and Greystones.

The access officer is responsible for providing or arranging for, and co-ordinating assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities accessing services provided by Wicklow Local Authorities.

The access officer also assists the various departments in meeting their requirements under the Disability Act 2005, and in turn therefore making Wicklow Local Authorities and its services "accessible for all".

Contact

Helen Purcell
Access Officer
Wicklow County Council
County Buildings
Wicklow Town

Phone: (0404) 20100
Email: HPurcell@wicklowcoco.ie

Accessibility Policy

The vision of Wicklow Local Authorities is one of an inclusive Wicklow society in which people with disabilities have equal rights and opportunities to participate in the social, economic and cultural life of the county. Additionally, Wicklow Local Authorities recognise that the implementation of the Disability Act 2005 will not only make our services and facilities more accessible to people with disabilities but will ensure that Wicklow as a county strives to be universally accessible to everyone.

Web Accessibility Statement

Wicklow County Council is committed to making the information on this website accessible to all, regardless of ability. We have designed our 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.

We will continue to monitor and improve the accessibility of this site. We will also closely monitor developments and changes in accessibility guidelines and general website best practice.

Known Issues

We are aware of the following issues:

PDF Documents: The site makes use of 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 webmaster@wicklowcoco.ie

Accessibility contact

If you cannot fully access any information on a particular page, please email webmaster@wicklowcoco.ie or contact us at our address or by phone.

Karen Boyle
IT Department
Wicklow County Council
County Buildings
Wicklow Town

Phone: (0404) 20202