Accessibility statement for

Statement of commitment

The RCSI Hospital Group is committed to making accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.

We are committed to achieving AA standard under WCAG 2.1 guidelines.

This accessibility statement applies to only – not other websites or subdomains.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

  • PDFs: Some documents are published as PDFs – which are less accessible than HTML pages for people using assistive technologies.Videos
  • Videos: For example Covid-19 Staff Support videos and Events videos, may not contain captions or other accessibility features.
  • SVG Images: While SVG images, in same cases may contain live text, they are not fully readable by screen reader software.

How we test the site

We use the WCAG level AA guidelines to test how accessible is. We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to assess the site. We have completed accessibility audits on every page of the, some of the tools used for the audit process are:

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will work with colleagues in the RCSI Hospital Group and partners to assist in publishing HTML pages instead of less accessible formats like PDF, when it is possible.
We are going to make photo-descriptions mandatory on and carry out regular spot-checks on photos across all website pages on a quarterly basis.

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact

Escalation of a complaint

If you are not happy with the RCSI Hospital Group’s response then you can make a complaint to the Ombudsman under the Disability Act.