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Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2 Level AA.

The Royal Irish Academy is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are continually trying to improve the user experience for everyone and adhering to the required accessibility standards.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.2) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Non-Accessible Content

The content listed below is not fully accessible:

  • Images: Not all images on this website have alternative text, we are working to make sure images have sufficient alt text.
  • PDF documents: We are aware that PDF documents used on this website can have accessibility issues. We are working to reduce the number of PDF documents on the website and that PDF documents are natively accessible going forward.
  • Heading Structure: Not all pages have a correct semantic heading structure.
  • Audio Content: Not all audio content on the website has an accompanying text transcript.
  • Links: For some links throughout the site, the purpose of each link cannot be determined from the link text alone.
  • Videos: An alternative for time-based media or audio description of prerecorded video content is not provided .

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was created  in June 2024. This statement was last updated in June 2024.

Feedback and Contact Information

The Royal Irish Academy is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website.

If you have a comments or complaint about the accessibility of this website, please email our Access Officer, Agata Western who can be contacted at

If you wish to request particular content in an accessible format please include the following details:

  • Your required format.
  • The content you wish to receive (please include the url of the content)
  • Your name and email address.

We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfil your request.

Enforcement Procedure

The 2020 Regulations state that enforcement procedure is to be “used in the case of unsatisfactory responses to any notification or request sent in accordance with Article 7(4)(c) of the 2020 Regulations.

Section 38 of the Disability Act provides that  a person, or a specified person may make a complaint in writing to the head of a public body if that body is not following the law as outlined in sections 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29 of the Act.

If you are not happy with our response, you can refer your complaint to the

Office of the Ombudsman:

Workplace Relations Commission: