Help for Users with Disabilities

    The Garda Síochána Inspectorate is committed to achieving a conformance level of Triple-A with the WebContentAccessibilityGuidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)and complying with the NationalDisabilityAuthorityITAccessibilityGuidelines.

    Some of the featuresincluded to help people with disabilities are described below.


    Using the Tab Key to Jump between Links

    You can use the Tab key on your keyboard to jump from one link to the next. All navigation bars in the site provide a logical order for this.

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    The following access keys are used on the site:

    S - Skip Navigation
    1 - Home Page
    2 - Contact Us
    3 - Access Officer
    4- Sitemap
    6- Search
    9 - Accessibility (this page)

    To use these access keys, hold down either the Alt, Ctrl or Cmd key, depending on which browser you are using, and then press the key. If you're using Internet Explorer, you need to press Enter after focusing on a link.


    Document Formats

    Many of the publications on this website are available in PDF format to enable easier reading and printing offline. This format is not always readily accessible to people with disabilities. Because of this, we have provided most documents with synopses that go some way to providing an alternative format to the PDF documents.

    The Garda Síochána Inspectorate is working towards making its PDFs fully accessible.

    To read PDF documents, you need to have Adobe Reader on your computer.DownloadAdobeReaderforfree.


    Navigation Aids

    A breadcrumb link is available at the top each page to help you navigate.
    The home page and all internal pages include a search box (access key 6).
    Advanced search options are also available.
    The Skip Navigation link in the site header allows you to skip over the navigation and go directly to the main content of each page.


    All content and decorative images on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. ALT titles are providedto explain the content or the purpose of the image in question.


    Colour-blind or Partially Sighted Users

    You can increase and decrease the font size or override it completely.

    We have checked the site font and background colour combinations for the different colour-blindness conditions and ensured that items are not referenced by colour alone.


    Contact Us

    If you encounter any difficulties in using this site, please let us know by e-mailing our webmaster at

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