Accessibility

Standards compliance

This website endeavours to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level AA.

The NTMA is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020. This accessibility statement applies to this website.

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards-compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

The web pages on this site meet the following standards:

  • The underlying templates meet WCAG 2.1 AA principles.
  • The pages use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for page titles, and H2 tags for section headings within a page.

Accessibility features of this website

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

All font sizes are relative, and can be increased using the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Page titles

Good page titles are particularly important for orientation — to help people know where they are and move between pages open in their browser. The first thing screen readers say when the user goes to a different web page is the page title.

Image text alternatives ("alt text")

Text alternatives ("alt text") convey the purpose of an image, including pictures, illustrations, charts, etc. Text alternatives are used by people who do not see the image. (For example, people who are blind and use screen readers can hear the alt text read out; and people who have turned off images to speed download or save bandwidth can see the alt text.)

Text

Headings

headings are marked up as headings so people can navigate to the headings — including people who cannot use a mouse and use only the keyboard, and people who use a screen reader.

Contrast ratio ("color contrast")

Web pages have a minimum contrast by default: a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for normal-size text.

Resizable Text

Some users need to enlarge web content in order to read it. Some need to change other aspects of text display: font, space between lines, and more.

Interaction:

Keyboard access and visual focus

This website enables users to access all content and functionality — links, forms, media controls, etc. — through a keyboard. Keyboard focus is visible and follows a logical order through the page elements.

Forms, labels, and errors (including Search fields)

A form label is present and associated with a form control. A properly associated form label is presented to a screen reader user when the form control is accessed. Additionally, a label can be clicked with the mouse to set focus to the form control. ARIA roles, states, or properties are present. ARIA provides enhanced semantics and accessibility for web content.

Document formats

Whilst the NTMA strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

Where possible, information on this site is provided in HTML format. However, some classes of older documents are available in PDF format only, and the documents are not formatted in an accessible way.

Please contact the NTMA if you require any document that is not available in a format accessible to you.

How to send feedback on this website’s accessibility

We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website.