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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) website.

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.

This accessibility statement applies only to the main DkIT website, www.dkit.ie. This statement summarises where we are and where we plan to get to.

Using this website

This website is maintained by the Marketing & Communication Department at DkIT and our aim is to provide an equivalence to access the information on this website for our users.

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-accessible content listed below.

The table below outlines the average score (out of 100) for compliance against the “A” and “AA” standards. We have computed an overall DkIT Accessibility Score (as the average of the “A” and “AA” score). These scores will be published at regular intervals.

Date Silktide "A" Score Silktide "AA" Score DkIT Accessibility Score
April 2022 (new platform) 69% 41% 55
December 2021 80% 63% 71.5

Non-accessible content

Some parts of this website are not fully accessible, for example:
  • Some pages require zooming and 2D scrolling on small screens
  • Some lists are not marked up correctly
  • Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some images do not have a good alternative text or are missing
  • Some pages have poor colour contrast
  • Some form controls don’t have labels
  • Some links aren’t distinguished by more than just color
  • Some older versions don’t have captions
  • The old DkIT website and its legacy content (there is an ongoing migration of this content)

PDF’s and non-HTML documents

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing alt alternatives and missing document structure.

Other sites within our domain

There are many different subsites and systems across our domain, including our HR system, our helpdesk system, and student-facing systems. Accessibility statements for such systems and subsites will be provided locally.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The webmaster is working with external agencies on an ongoing basis to make the DkIT more accessible to all users. In particular, we are urgently fixing content that fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard and we will update this page as issues as fixed.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website so if you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or if you wish to provide any feedback or comments with regard to web accessibility for the DkIT website please email Webmaster@dkit.ie.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

We have utilised specialist software from Silktide to provide automated accessibility testing. Using the Silktide platform, we run tests every seven days on this website.


This statement was prepared on 25 November 2021. It was last updated on 20 April 2022.