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Web accessibility information

We are committed to providing our information to all sections of the public.

Our website has been designed with accessibility in mind and we are committed to making it as accessible as possible. We aim to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines

We aim to make this website accessible to everyone. If you experience any kind of problem or have any feedback about it e-mail hscbweb@hscni.net

We have provided web accessibility information for key areas of our website:

This website is managed by Health and Social Care Board and we have tried to make the site as easy-to-use and accessible as possible. It follows the accessibility guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).


This website is Browsealoud enabled.

Browsealoud is a speech enabling program that makes web content more accessible to anyone who has difficulties reading. Simply by pointing your mouse at an area of text, a menu or a hyperlink, Browsealoud will read it out loud.

This is a free service and you can download the software at browsealoud.com

Alternative text

We try to make sure that all images on this site have brief alternative text which, where appropriate, identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off, or when you rollover an image with your mouse.

Text size

You can change the text size on these web pages using your browser settings and keyboard shortcuts, commonly [Ctrl] and [+] keys to enlarge, [Ctrl] and [-] keys to reduce text size.


All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.

Reporting broken links

To report a broken link on this website, please send details of the web page containing the broken link together with the web address email HSCBweb@hscni.net

Alternative formats

Some of our documents are already available online in audio and easy read format.

Any request for a document or communication from HSCB in another format will be considered. We will respond to requests for information in alternative formats in a timely manner, usually within 20 working days (unless third party timescales dictate otherwise, for example, Braille providers).

If you would like a document in an alternative format, contact us by email: Enquiry.hscb@hscni.net or telephone: 0300 555 0115

HSCB video and audio channels