Web Accessibility Statement

Polio Survivors Ireland follows guidelines on accessibility 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.

In designing this site, we have applied all appropriate WAI Priority 1 and Priority 2 criteria of the WAI’s web content accessibility guidelines.


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  • For Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, select Text size from the View menu or hold the Control key and use the scroll wheel on your mouse
  • If you are using another browser, please refer to your browser help to learn how to resize text

This website is also optimised for printing as well as handheld devices. Simply print the page using your browsers PRINT option and the page will print out to fit the width of the paper.


  • The website uses W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) technologies, wherever possible
  • 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 technology:

  • Portable Document Format (PDF): Certain documents (in Publications) on this site are available in PDF format, which requires you to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Click on the icon below to download the Adobe Reader from the Adobe website. We have, wherever possible, provided a non-PDF alternative where there is a PDF document.

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If you cannot access the information in any PDF document please contact us at info@polio.ie.


Polio Survivors Ireland is committed to making our website accessible to all people, regardless of ability. If you feel that this website could be easier to use, or you have difficulty accessing any information or find that any part of the site is not accessible, please email info@polio.ie.