Accessibility Statement

Our commitment and approach to maintaining an accessible website

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is committed to providing an accessible website.  Our commitment to this is stated in our Customer Service.  We are constantly working to improve the accessibility of our website.  Contact details of our Access Officer can be found below.

The EPA is committed to ensuring that this website achieves "Double-A" conformance with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility  Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0.  This means that every page will comply with all checkpoints in the top 2 priorities of WCAG 1.0, to comply with the National Disability Authority's Code of Practices on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies.  The National Disability Authority's Centre of Excellence in Universal Design has an introduction to policy and legislation relevant to Universal Design in Ireland.

The EPA is committed to ensuring that any new additions to the website will achieve "Level AA" conformance to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. 

The EPA is committed to ensuring that accessibility will feature in any future procurement requests for 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems.

PDF Documents

The EPA makes use of Portable Document Format (pdf).  A percentage of the documents on our website are available in this format.  To view these documents you will need to install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. 

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Should you have any issue with downloading documents for our website please email us at webfeedback@epa.ie or phone us at 053-9160600.

Accessible features of this website

Coding Standards

Accessibility Officer

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has appointed an Access Officer in accordance with section 26(2) of the Disability Act 2005.  The Access Officer is responsible for providing or arranging for, and coordinating assistance and guidance, to persons with disabilities accessing services provided by the EPA.  The Access Officer can be contacted as follows:

The Accessibility Officer
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Co Wexford
Telephone: (053) 916 0633
Fax Numbers: (053) 916 0699

Send Us Your Feedback

Feedback on the accessibility of our website should be emailed to webfeedback@epa.ie.