Accessibility Statement

Louth County Council is committed to making its Website accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020

Compliance Status

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

Louth County Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are currently working with IA Labs and NCBI to ensure we meet accessibility standards. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and adhering to the required accessibility standards.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.1) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Non-accessible Content

Keyboard/Screen reader navigation is not yet accessible on parts of the website.

Skip to content link is not yet implemented.

Images – we are currently working through images to add contextual alternative text

Forms – we are currently working on accessibility validation and error handling focus

Tables – we are working to create correctly labelled and accessible tables

Link text – we are working to remove “click here”, “read more” and any other links that do not give context. We will use a unique name when possible or an aria-label.

Document accessibility has not yet been implemented.

Correctly structured content with good heading usage – we are creating logical heading structures on our pages

Cross operating system compatibility – has not yet been implemented in every section. We are currently updating CSS for desktop and mobile.

Charts and infographics – we are working through these to provide text alternatives.

Mobile navigation – along with cross operating system compatibility, once CSS has been updated, we will audit for mobile navigation and ease of use for screen readers

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

The Statement was prepared by IA Labs where IA Labs preformed a blend manual and automated accessibility audits using multiple platforms Windows (JAWS, NVDA), Mac(Voice Over), iOS (VoiceOver) and Android(TalkBack) and their native accessibility tools. A detailed issue log was created against WCAG 2.1 standards. These issues were presented to the development team who then amended these issues and brought the webiste in to WCAG 2.1 AA compliance.

This statement was created by IA Labs in June 2022.

The statement was last reviewed in June 2022.

Feedback and contact Information

If you find any problems not listed on this page, contact

Enforcement Procedure

If you are not happy with our response, or you want to raise an accessibility issue that is not related to this website, you can make a complaint via the email address

WCAG 2.1 Accessibility Auditing Service

If you would like your website, application or digital documents reviewed and tested for WCAG 2.1 Accessibility Standards, please contact the IA Labs Team at

General Access to Public Services in Louth

All our customer service staff are available and happy to assist any member of the public to access our public building areas and services.

General Access to the Office of LEO Louth

The LEO will be accessible (including provision of appropriate parking, disabled access etc.) to the public during the opening hours of the Local Authority office.

If however you have a query or an accessibility issue with services provided by Louth County Council please do not hesitate to contact Grainne Tuomey - Access Officer by calling 042-9335457 or by emailing Gráinne will do her best to assist you and/or connect you with the relevant staff member.