ST. MICHAELS'S
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HELP & ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

We've tried to make this website as user friendly and accessible as possible. If you experience any problems or notice something that could be improved, please email access@smrc.ie

This website does not rely on the use of a mouse to navigate and is designed to be operable using a keyboard, switching device, joystick or gesture-recognition device. A logical tab order is used to step through the links on each page using TAB to move down and Shift TAB to move back up through the links.

Where appropriate we have also provided 'skip-links'. These links are invisible to sighted users unless accessed using the TAB key. Keyboard, screen reader and braille users can use these 'skip-links' to skip past repetitive content such as site navigation links at the start of a page. Pressing the TAB key will access the first 'skip-link' on the page; pressing ENTER key will then 'skip' to the content described in the link text.

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We've tried to make text links as descriptive as possible, or they are written so as to make contextual sense. However, where additional information about a link might be useful, we've used 'title' attributes to describe the link in greater detail. This additional information is visible when the mouse cursor is held over the link or the link receives focus from an input device such as a keyboard. Users of assistive technology may also set screen reader options to take advantage of this feature.

For users using text-only browsers, or visual browsers with images disabled, all non-decorative images used in this website include a descriptive 'alt' attribute to provide a short text replacement for the image. Any images that are decorative and are not critical to site content have a null 'alt' attribute and should not add to screen reader "noise pollution".

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Resize Text

If you have difficulty reading text because it's too small you can increase the default text size for your browser. In most modern browsers, simply holding down the CTRL key and pressing the + (PLUS sign) key will increase the default text size or magnify the page. Pressing the + (PLUS sign) key again will further increase the text size. For non-keyboard users and for more browser specific instructions, please select your browser from the following list:

Firefox 2

  1. To increase text hold down CTRL key and press the + (PLUS sign) key
  2. To decrease text hold down CTRL key and press the - (MINUS sign) key
  3. Or using a mouse: from the main menu select View, select Text then selct Increase or Decrease.

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Firefox 3

  1. To zoom the current page hold down the CTRL key and press the + (PLUS sign) key to zoom in (increase) or the - (MINUS sign) key to zoom out (decrease). To reset the page to default size hold down the CTRL key and press 0
  2. Or using a mouse: from the main menu select Zoom and choose from select Zoom In, Zoom Out or Reset.

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Internet Explorer

  1. For Internet Explorer 6: click View then Text and selct required text size
  2. For Internet Explorer 7: From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size

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Safari (Windows)

  1. To increase text hold down CTRL key and press the + (PLUS sign) key
  2. Or using a mouse: from the main menu select View, select Make Text Bigger
  3. To decrease text hold down CTRL key and press the - (MINUS sign) key
  4. Or using a mouse: from the main menu select View, select Make Text Smaller

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Safari (Mac)

  1. To increase text hold down Command key and press the + (PLUS sign) key
  2. Or using a mouse: from the main menu select View, select Make Text Bigger
  3. To decrease text hold down Command key and press the - (MINUS sign) key
  4. Or using a mouse: from the main menu select View, select Make Text Smaller

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Opera

  1. Using mouse or keyboard: from the main menu select View then Zoom and select required zoom level.

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Enabling JavaScript

This website uses JavaScript and to better experience this and other websites your browser should have JavaScript enabled if possible. However JavaScript is only used for enhancements on this website and all content is available without it. For information about how to enable JavaScript, please select your browser from the following options:

Firefox

  1. Keyboard shortcut ALT T O N ENTER
  2. Or using a mouse: from the main menu select Tools then Options.
  3. Select Content tab from the top row of options.
  4. Tick Enable JavaScript box.
  5. Note: You may wish to install the NoScript extension for Firefox to control which sites can run JavaScript.

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Internet Explorer

  1. Using mouse or keyboard: from the main menu select Tools then Options.
  2. Change to the Security tab at the top of the Internet Options window that pops up.
  3. From the list of Zones at the top of the Security options select the Internet icon.
  4. Select the button near the bottom that reads Custom Level.
  5. In the new window that pops up, scroll down to the item that reads Active Scripting.
  6. Select the option marked Enable.

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Safari

  1. Using mouse or keyboard: from the main menu select Edit then Preferences.
  2. Select Security tab from the top row of options.
  3. Tick Enable JavaScript box.

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Opera

  1. Using mouse or keyboard: from the main menu select Tools then Preferences.
  2. Select Advanced tab from the top row of options.
  3. Select Content from the left column of options.
  4. Tick Enable JavaScript box.

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Web Standards

This website was originally designed to meet standards and recommendations developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and is tested for cross-platform cross-browser compatibility and accessibility.

This website was tested for cross platform and and cross browser compatability and accessibility using the following user agents and assistive technologies: Firefox 2 and Firefox 3 (Windows, Mac), IE6, IE7, IE8, Opera 9 (Windows), Safari 3.1 (Windows, Mac), JAWS 9 and IBM alphaWorks aDesigner 2.0.

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Privacy Statement

We respect your privacy and will keep your information confidential. We have provided this Privacy Statement to describe what information is collected when you visit our website.

Like most websites, we also gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This information cannot be used to identify or contact you, for example, user IP addresses where they have been anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website. We do not share or sell this information.

If you have any questions or concerns about privacy please email:
privacy@smrc.ie

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Update Your Browser

Your choice of web browser may be out of your hands. However, if you do have control over what browser you are using you may want to periodically check for updates and keep it current. Doing so will improve your web experience, enabling you to use and view sites as their creators intended.

To check whether your browser is up-to-date, and if neccessary upgrade, choose your browser from the following list:

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