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Online Patronage Process System (OPPS)

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Online Patronage Process System (OPPS)
Accessibility Statement
Our Aim

The Department of Education is committed to making the information on this website accessible to all, regardless of ability. To this end, we have designed our website to follow guidelines set out by the W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium).

We aim to comply with Level Double-A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. In addition, we have incorporated a number of Triple-A checkpoints to enhance the accessibility of this website.

We will continue to monitor and improve the accessibility of this site. We will also closely monitor developments and changes in accessibility guidelines and general website best practice.

Our Site
  • This website is designed to be easy to navigate. There are many ways to find the information you are looking for
  • Pages are fast to download, regardless of whether you are using broadband or a modem
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the information on each page is still readable
  • You can change font size easily using your browser. (Please refer to your browser’s Help menu to learn how to re-size text.)

Our Information
Irish Language

Information on the website is available through the Irish Language in line with our commitments in the Department’s Scheme under section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003 (the Act) [PDF]

Document Format

Many of our documents are available in pdf format. You may need to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software in order to access these documents.

If you have any difficulty downloading or accessing documents published on this site please contact

Accessibility Contacts

If you cannot fully access any information on this website please contact

Persons with disabilities, who wish to visit Department offices should contact the Department Disability Access Officers, who will provide assistance and guidance.