An Bord Pleanála

Website Accessibility

Standards compliance

The web pages on this site meet the following standards, except for older lists of cases.

  • The pages are WCAG AA approved, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • The pages comply with most priority 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • The pages use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for page titles, and H2 tags for section headings within a page.
  • The pages validate as HTML 4.01 Transitional or XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
  • A large number of older pages, published before July 2007, are WAI Level A compliant only. These pages contain weekly lists of new and decided cases, and use tables for layout.

Document formats

  • Where possible, information on this site is provided in HTML format. However, other information may be provided in PDF format and can be made available in Word format on request to the Access Officer. Some classes of documents such as application forms may be available in Word format or PDF format.
  • All Board Directions, Board Orders, and Inspectors Reports are available in PDF format.
  • Publications such as Annual Reports are available in PDF format.
  • Please contact the Access Officer if you require any document that is not available in a format accessible to you.

Keyboard shortcuts

Most website browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari share a number of keyboard shortcuts.
Some useful keyboard shortcuts are:

  • F5 – reload

  • Escape – stop

  • Ctrl and + or Ctrl and mousewheel up – zoom in

  • Ctrl and – or Ctrl and mousewheel down – zoom out

  • Ctrl and 0 – default zoom level

  • F11 – full screen mode

  • Ctrl and F or F3 – open search box in the current page

Visual design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  • All font sizes are relative, and can be increased using the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.


Last modified: 18/04/2018