Maritime Education and Training Ireland
Accessibility Statement

The Department of Transport is committed to providing information and services, which are fully accessible to all of our customers.


The aim with the website is to make it as accessible as possible regardless of the ability or disability of the user. Good design improves access for all users.

Website Design
The website has been designed in a manner that avoids clutter and provides a consistent navigation style. The use of colour, breadcrumbs and links to the main thematic areas on each page allows for easier navigation.
We feel that users should be easily able to identify which category the information they require falls into.
PDF/Adobe Format
Some of the information on this website is available in PDF format to provide for easier reading and printing of documents. This format is not always accessible. Newer PDF documents are being created in accessible PDF format but many of the documents on site predate that particular format.
Adobe Reader is required to view PDF files on this site. A free copy can be downloaded from theAdobe website (external link).
A search engine has been included, which has improved the retrieval of documents and also allows for an advanced search function.
All images have ALT descriptions unless they are decorative in which case they have null values.
The use of tables has been kept to a minimum on the site.
Browser Testing
The website is coded to Transitional XHTML standards. All pages have been verified using the W3 Organisations validator. In addition sample pages are checked using the following browsers:
Internet Explorer 11
Chrome 19.0 and higher 
Firefox 2.0 and higher
Edge 38.0 and higher
Safari 5.0 and higher
All older browser and screen reader versions can access the website although the content maybe without graphical layout due to lack of CSS compatibility within the browser.
Maintaining accessibility
The Department is committed to maintaining and monitoring the accessibility of this website.  As part of this process we welcome any comment, suggestions or details of problems encountered from users.  Comments should be sent to (link sends e-mail).
These guidelines cover issues such as creating user friendly web content, writing meaningful alternative text, creating accessible link phrases and creating accessible documents