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Accessibility statement

We are committed to making our website as easy to use as possible for every person who visits.

This accessibility statement refers to It does not apply to any third-party sites we use. 

To make our website as easy to use as possible for every person who visits we use version 2.1 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We're working towards meeting WCAG's AA standards across all areas of our website, and AAA standards wherever we can. 

Accessibility problems we know about 

There are parts of our website that aren't fully accessible, which we're working to resolve. For example: 

  • we still use PDFs, mainly for our policy documents and resources 
  • some of our language used doesn’t quite meet the standards we have set 

How we test our website 

We use various automated tools to test our website so we can meet WCAG's AA standards. 

Our latest improvements 

We have improved accessibility recently by making the following changes: 

  • we redesigned our website, improving the navigation, design and colour scheme
  • we have ensured all images have alt text 
  • we have rewritten Housing Law in Practice NI (an 800 page PDF) to HTML content
  • we have applied content design principles across all areas of content, ensuring the use of plain language

What we still need to do 

  • we want to include more video  
  • we want to include more people with disabilities in testing our website  
  • we want to ensure any PDFs we do upload (eg policy documents, strategic plans, impact reports) are also available in HTML content

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us via this online form or email [email protected].