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Accessibility Standards

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland's web site content is developed to permit access to the widest possible audience.

This web site has been designed to ensure it meets W3C’s requirements of WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) as well as Section III of the Disability Discrimination Act, allowing COPNI to obtain conformance standard “AA”. Please contact us at if you have any difficulty using the site, or would like to suggest improvements.

Screen Readers

Various software programs can be used to improve access to web information by people with a range of disabilities. COPNI's site will work with a wide variety of the most popular screen readers. If you find this is not the case please contact us at


COPNI are committed to making information as accessible as possible and so all reports and publications are available in a range of formats on request. 

The available formats are as follows:

  • Large print (font size as required)
  • Computer disk
  • Braille
  • Audio tape
  • Other languages for those who are not fluent in English

Alternative formats can be made available on request by contacting the Communications and Engagement Team on 028 9089 0897 or via email

To download COPNI's Freedom of Information Publication Scheme please click here