Accessibility

Accessibility of this website

We are committed to providing information and services that are fully accessible to all. The site is designed in accordance with the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and conforms to most priority 1, 2 and 3 checkpoints. A list of outstanding issues is set out below.

Access keys

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How to use Access keys in your browser

  • Internet Explorer 5+ (PC): Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
  • Internet Explorer 4 (PC): Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac): Access keys are not supported
  • Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac): Access keys are not supported
  • Netscape 7 (PC): Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Firefox, Mozilla (PC): Hold down the ALT + shift key and press the number of the access key
  • Firefox, Mozilla (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Safari and Omniweb (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Opera: Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

Alternative formats

If you require information in an alternative format please email the webmaster webmaster@hiqa.ie or phone us at (01) 8147484.

The Authority's Access Officer

In accordance with section 26(2) of the Act , the organisation has appointed Ms. Meiread Ashe as its "Access Officer". As access officer Ms. Ashe is responsible for providing or arranging for and co-ordinating assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities accessing services provided by the Authority and generally to act as a point of contact for people with disabilities wishing to access such services. The contact details for Meiread Ashe are as follows: Dublin Regional Office, Health Information and Quality Authority, Georges Court, Georges Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Email: mashe@hiqa.ie Phone (01) 8147670 or 087 6470737. GPS Location Lat: 53:21:01N (53.35034) Lon: 6:16:45W (-6.27915)

Known issues

The site is designed in accordance with priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Pages are designed to validate as DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional. There are a number of remaining validation errors, but work is ongoing to fix these.

Maintaining accessibility

The Authority is committed to maintaining and monitoring the accessibility of this website. The site is audited at regular intervals; Please let us know if you encounter any problems by emailing the webmaster at webmaster@hiqa.ie or phone us at (01) 8147487

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Requirements of the organisation as a public body under the Disability Act 2005

As a public body the organisation is required to ensure that it complies with sections 25, 26, 27 and 28 of the Disability Act 2005 ("the Act"). Section 25 requires the organisation to ensure that areas of its building(s) to which the general public has access are accessible to people with disabilities. Section 26 requires the organisation to ensure that its mainstream public services are accessible to people with disabilities insofar as this is practical and appropriate. If it considers it necessary, the organisation must provide assistance to persons with disabilities in accessing its services. Where it is appropriate the organisation must have available to it, appropriate expertise and skills to advise the public body in ensuring that its services are accessible. Section 26(2) requires the organisation to appoint an "access officer" to provide or arrange for and co-ordinate the provision of assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities in accessing its services. Section 27 requires the organisation to the ensure that goods or services purchased by it are accessible to persons with disabilities. Section 28 requires the organisation to ensure that information imparted by it, is provided in an accessible format to persons with disabilities.