We are committed to providing information and services that are fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Page layout and navigation

Most pages on the website are structured as follows:

  1. Global links: contact details, site map, strengths, sectors, directory, events, news, policies.
  2. Main navigation: links to the main sections of the web site: Strengths, Sector, Directory, Events, News.
  3. Bread crumb trail: states where you are on the web site now and provides a trail of links from there to the home page.
  4. Search box: can be used to search for keywords on our website. Search box is located on top right hand corner on every web page.
  5. Section navigation: When you select a category in the main navigation you will be brought to the main subsection page which has further navigation links to the main subsections within that area. The home page also has direct links to pages within the following main sections Strengths, Sectors, Directory, news & events. The home page also has 3 slider images of marine scenes and a video which highlights the strengths of Marine Ireland.
  6. Content: main content for that page, structured using headings and paragraph elements.

Standards compliance

The Marine Institute are committed to maintaining this web site in accordance with priority 1 and 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the Irish National Disability Authority Guidelines for Web Accessibility. Work on compliance with these guidelines is ongoing, so while all new content should be compliant, some older content may not adhere to these standards at the moment.

The website uses structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 and H3 tags for subtitles.

The website uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. This ensures that content is perfectly linearised and improves performance on a wide range of browsers and other user agents.


Layout Modifier