Web Accessibility Statement
The Public Appointments Service is committed to providing information and services that are fully accessible to the widest possible audience. Our commitment to this is stated in our Customer Charter.
The Public Appointments Service is committed to ensuring that this website achieves "Double-A" conformance with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0). This means that every page will comply with all checkpoints in the top 2 priorities of WCAG 1.0, to comply with the National Disability Authority's Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies.
The Public Appointments Service is committed to ensuring that any new additions to the website will achieve "Level AA" conformance to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C)Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).
The Public Appointments Service is committed to ensuring that accessibility will feature in any future procurement requests for 3rd party systems or upgrades to existing systems.
Statement of the website's conformance with official accessibility guidelines
This site achieves "Level AA" conformance to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. WE are committed to ensuring that all additions and updates to the site continue this level of conformance.
Guide to site Layout
Below is a guide to the structure of the site:
The main navigation is on the top of the page. The navigation is divided into 5 sub sections. You can also navigate the site using the site map.
The Available Appointments section provides summary information on current State Board appointments. Click on an appointment to see more detailed information and apply for the appointment. The Code of Practice section provides links to downloadable documents relating to the Code of Practice for Governing State Bodies.
The About Us section provides information on Stateboards.ie, typical competencies for a board position and some eligibility criteria.
The site may be viewed in Irish or English. To switch languages, select the required language indicator at the top right side of the page.
There is also a secondary navigation at the bottom of the page. Links on this navigation include accessibility, site map, FOI, privacy statement, terms and conditions and site requirements.
Areas for improvement and alternatives
Public Appointments Service Accessible Information Communications Policy
Request for Information in an Alternative Format
Request Info Alternative Formats (PDF)(Please note that requests for alternative formats related to participating in a recruitment campaign are made at application stage)
Public Appointments Services Access Handbook
Public Appointments Service Access Handbook (PDF) A customer way-finding guide to the Offices location, means of access, transport options, accessibility and emergency evacuation procedure
How to send feedback on this website's accessibility
The Disability Champion can be contacted at:
By post or in person
Public Appointments Service,
Chapter House, 26-30 Abbey St. Upper,