Accessibility of this website

The website currently has Level AA conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Our most recent web accessibility audit for this website was in September 2017.

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 Susan Montgomery as its "Access Officer". The Access Officer 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 Susan Montgomery are as follows: Health Information and Quality Authority, Unit 1301, City Gate, Mahon, Cork, T12 W7CV. Email: smontgomery@hiqa.ie Phone (021) 240 9300. GPS Location: Lat: 51° 53'10.85N, Lon: 8° 24'16.07W.

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) 814 7487.

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.