About this website
The Healthy Ireland website contains features to help improve the quality of your visit. The most important of these are:
If you have questions specific to the obligations of the Department of Health under the Disability Act 2005, please contact our Access Officer whose contact details are located at the end of this page. If you wish to provide any other feedback about this website, please contact us.
Visitors with reading difficulties
Listen to content on this site as it is read ‘out loud’ by your computer.
This website is speech-enabled. This means that you can listen to the words on the site as they are read ‘out loud’ by your computer. This is useful for people who have reading difficulties, mild vision disabilities or for whom English is a second language.
This service is free to everyone.
To use it you must:
If you can’t hear any sound:
If you wish to learn about BrowseAloud or have queries about its operation, visit the (new window) BrowseAloud website.
Changing text size on this website
If you find the text size on this website is too small to read comfortably, you can change its size. The way you do this depends on your internet browser, the software program, you use to view the web.
Some internet browsers let you change text size simply by holding down the ‘control’ or ‘alt’ keys and using the wheel in the middle of your mouse to zoom in or out.
The following shortcut keys also allow you to zoom in and out.
Shortcuts are also used to change text size on an Apple Mac (all browsers):
You can change text size in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox (Mozilla), Google Chrome or Apple Safari on a Personal Computer (PC) by either using the menu or the tool bar.
Changing text size using the tool bar
Changing text size using the menu
Viewing movies, documents and other content
While the majority of content on this website is available as plain text, some has been published in different formats. This is because certain information can be better demonstrated in other ways, such as video.
Content like this often requires the addition of a small piece of software, called a ‘plugin’, to your computer.
The plugins used on this website are made by very reputable manufacturers, so there are few risks to your computer.
*Under the Disability Act 2005, public bodies must appoint Access Officers. The Disability Access Officer will arrange assistance and guidance for any person with a disability who needs to visit our offices. Patricia Rigney is our Access Officer for Hawkins House and you can e-mail her at Patricia_Rigney@health.gov.ie or telephone her at (01) 635 4493.
Where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone's responsibility.
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