Accessibility Statement

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020This accessibility statement applies to

NCCA takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Accessibility is part of our internal policies.
  • An Accessibility Officer has been appointed.
  • Clear accessibility targets and responsibilities exist within the organization.
  • Accessibility is integrated into our procurement practices.
  • Accessibility training is provided for employees.

Current technologies

This website also makes use of the following non-W3C technology:

  • Portable Document Format (PDF): Certain documents on this site are available only in this format. Some older PDFs created before Adobe Acrobat version 5 may not comply with accessibility guidelines. Also, PDFs published before September 23, 2018 are exempt from the scope of the 2020 Regulations.

If you cannot access the information in any PDF document please email us for assistance at

Our compliance status

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • view content in different ways without losing information or structure

When we publish information on this website, we will try to:

  • structure content well
  • use plain English (except for academic or scientific words that do not have an alternative)
  • use short sentences
  • explain acronyms
  • write good link text
  • make images and videos accessible
  • ensure new features work on assistive technologies

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level AA , due to the less compliant content and exemptions listed below.

Less-accessible content

We have made every effort to ensure our website is as accessible as possible. However, users may still experience some accessibility issues. This is a description of known accessibility issues. Please contact us if you notice an issue that is not listed.


  • Some PDF form fields are missing tooltips.
  • Some images in PDFs are missing Alt text or another text equivalent or have invalid Alt text.
  • Some PDFs are missing the necessary structural tags to enable navigation for keyboard and screen reader users.
  • Some tables within PDFs are missing headers.


Out of scope of the 2020 Regulations


  • PDFs published before September 23, 2018 are exempt from the scope of the 2020 Regulations.


Request assistance

If you are unable to access information on our website please email us for assistance at


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8th June 2022.

NCCA assessed the accessibility of this site using an external evaluation by an external entity not involved in the design and development process.

This statement was reviewed on 8th June 2022.

Feedback process

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of this website. You can contact our Accessibility Officer at They are responsible for providing, arranging, or coordinating assistance and guidance, to persons with disabilities accessing services provided by the NCCA and are the designated contact person for people with disabilities wishing to access such services. If you are visiting NCCA’s offices and wish to discuss physical accessibility in advance, please also contact our Accessibility Officer. 

The Accessibility Officer’s contact details are as follows:

Address: Accessibility Officer, NCCA, ESRI Building, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, D02 K138, Ireland.

Telephone: +353 1 661 7177

Email Address:

Enforcement procedure

You are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman or the Workplace Relations Commission if you are dissatisfied with our response.

Office of the Ombudsman:

Workplace Relations Commission: