Revenue's accessibility statements

Revenue Online Service (ROS) accessibility statement

Revenue is committed to making the ROS website accessible to all people, regardless of ability. The recently launched PAYE self-service facility was designed following guidelines set out by W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium).

The W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) produces accessibility guidelines that are an internationally recognised benchmark of accessibility. Revenue have recently undergone a full audit of the service by recognised accessibility experts. We are fully committed to implementing the recommendations from this audit as part of Revenue's development programme.

The benefits of compliance with the WAI WCAG include:

  • Pages are fast to download, regardless of whether you are using broadband or a modem.
  • All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional ensuring that they work with a wide variety of browsers.
  • All font sizes are relative, allowing users to change font size easily using their browser. Use your browser's sizing options to access this feature.
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support cascading stylesheets (CSS), the content of each page is still readable.              
  • There are invisible 'skip links' for users with any visual impairment using screen readers.
  • All pages will function perfectly well without JavaScript.
  • All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT (i.e. alternative text) attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
  • Each page will print out in a highly readable format on a standard A4 sized page.

We will continue to monitor developments and changes in WAI WCAG guidelines and general website best practice.         

If you have any comments or suggestions in relation to the accessibility of this website please email