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Accessibility Statement for Watco Ireland website

Watco Group is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Watco Group takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Watco Ireland website:

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Watco Ireland website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard, as noted in the Limitations and Alternatives section below.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Watco Ireland website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Watco Ireland website:

  • Phone: 01 6725 180
  • E-mail: web@watco.co.uk

We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

Watco Ireland website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Latest versions of Chrome, Mozilla, Edge, Safari

Watco Ireland website is not compatible with:

  • Internet Explorer

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Watco Ireland website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Watco Ireland website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Watco Ireland website:

  1. Filters on product listing pages: Difficult to navigate using just a keyboard because of technical limitations in search, which are difficult to overcome completely restructuring how the website search is built. We will take this into account the next time we rebuild our website.
  2. Resizing text: Cannot resize text using browser settings because text is coded using pixels as opposed to relative sizing. We will take this into account the next time we rebuild our website.
  3. Video audio descriptions: An audio description is not available for videos created prior to March 2021. We have changed our production processes and will include an audio description for video create from April 2021 onwards.

Assessment approach

The website was tested in March 2021. The test was carried out by 9xb Digital Agency on behalf of Watco Group. The pages tested were:

This statement was created on 20 March 2021 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.

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