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Web Accessibility Statement

Bord Bia is committed to making its websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.


We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.


The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Irish Food & Drink website is targeting WCAG 2.1 level AA, in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.


As we carry out regular testing and accessibility auditing in order to ensure ongoing accessibility compliance on our website, we may become aware of certain areas/modules/templates on the website where we could improve in terms of accessibility. We strive to maintain a Level AA conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.


Please find below the areas which we are currently working to improve:

Areas for Improvement Timelines for Improvement/Actions/Limitations
Text alternatives for images, links and icons are not meaningful or are missing in multiple pages Not all images on irishfoodanddrink.com have photo (or meta-) descriptions. Bord Bia has accrued an extensive catalogue of images and it would be a disproportionate burden based on Bord Bia’s limited resources and finances to properly tag all of the images immediately. However, Bord Bia is committed to:


Creating alt tags on each newly uploaded image.


Working through our library of previously uploaded imagery to tag each image.

For all pages, the Language dropdown in the navigation has incorrect programmatical order Work in Progress
A number of interactive elements such as the heart and login icons of the navigation, the pagination controls, the social icons etc. rely only on sensory characteristics in all pages Work in Progress
Labels are missing above inputs, alt and aria attributes are missing or are not populated correctly in multiple pages Work in Progress
In a number of pages, the content is restricted

to a single display/orientation

Work in Progress
In some forms, the inputs would benefit from

the autocomplete attribute

Work in Progress
The minimum contrast for text and non-text is not met in any of the pages Work in Progress
Resizing text is causing loss of content or

functionality in a number of pages

Work in Progress
In a number of pages, there are images with

“baked” text instead of the addition of it in a

programmatical way or including the text in an

alt attribute

Work in Progress
Navigation’s dropdown should be dismissible.

In pages that include the Add to Wishlist

button, its expandable content should be


Work in Progress
Focus is not visible on most elements across

the website, thus the website is not operable

with the sole use of a keyboard

Work in Progress
There is a number of keyboard traps across

the website

Work in Progress
The bypass mechanism above the navigation

is missing

Work in Progress
Some pages’ titles are populated incorrectly Work in Progress
A lot of links contain the same text content in

most pages

Work in Progress
When the language of the website is changed

from the navigation it’s not reflected


Work in Progress
Navigation’s dropdown should be expanded

on key press and not on focus

Work in Progress
In a number of pages, the Language

dropdown is missing from the navigation

Work in Progress
Links’ styling is inconsistent across multiple pages Work in Progress
In a number of pages containing forms, not all errors messages or statuses are described to the user properly Work in Progress
The HTML Validator returns warnings and

errors in all pages

Work in Progress
All menu systems, accordions and dropdowns

should have states to show when they are


Work in Progress


Please contact us if you become aware of any other issues that have not been set out above.   


This statement was prepared on 27th June 2023.  


The statement was prepared following a self-assessment by Bord Bia of its websites and mobile applications and an assessment by a third party web designer against WCAG 2.1.  


This statement was last reviewed on 27th June 2023.  



Feedback and Contact Information 


To provide any feedback or to notify Bord Bia of any compliance failures or to request information and content excluded from the scope of the 2020 Regulations, please use the form on our Contact Us Page. Please direct your request to Bord Bia’s Marketing and Communications Team.  


Formal Complaints 


In the event of an unsatisfactory response to any notification or request, the requestor may make a complaint in writing to the Ombudsman for consideration under the Disability Act