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Accessibility Statement

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) follows guidelines on accessibility set out by the W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium). The W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) produces accessibility guidelines (WCAG 1.0) that are an internationally recognised benchmark of accessibility.

In designing giveblood.ie, we have applied all appropriate WAI Priority 1 and Priority 2 criteria of the WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0). Our aim is to achieve WAI Level AA (Double A) compliance.

Skip Link

We have provided a skip link to people using JAWS or other screen readers to jump straight down to the page content.

Changing Text Size

We have provided controls on this site to enlarge text size. We provide 3 alternatives: Medium, Large and Extra-Large Alternatively, you can change your text size using your browser: 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 mouseIf you are using another browser, please refer to your browser help to learn how to resize text

Print Friendly

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

Use of PDF Format

The site makes use of the following non-W3C technology: Portable Document Format (PDF): Certain documents (such as forms and certain reports) 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 contactus@ibts.ie or phone us as 1850 731 137.

Known instance of non-compliance

In the "Where to Donate" section we use Google Maps to show the location and times of clinics. Google Maps, while intuitive and easy to use, is not compliant to the WAI guidelines. Please use the calendar function if you experience any difficulty using Google Maps on our website or contact us at 1850 731 137 to get information on the availability of clinics in your area.

Our Commitment to Accessibility

The IBTS 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 contactus@ibts.ie. The IBTS Access officer is: Ms Olga Flinter, tel: 014322855.

National Blood Centre, James's Street, Dublin 8.       Tel: 00 353 1 4322800       Fax: 00 353 1 4322930