Home Building Finance Ireland (“HBFI”) is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.
This accessibility statement applies to www.hbfi.ie
This website is predominantly compliant with EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03) ‘Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services’ pursuant to Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/2048.
Whilst HBFI strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
Where possible, information on this site is provided in HTML format. However, some classes of documents are available in PDF format only and the documents are not formatted in an accessible manner.
Accessibility features of this website:
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
All font sizes are relative, and can be increased using the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
Good page titles are particularly important for orientation — to help people know where they are and move between pages open in their browser. The first thing screen readers say when the user goes to a different web page is the page title.
Image text alternatives ("alt text")
Text alternatives ("alt text") convey the purpose of an image, including pictures, illustrations, charts, etc. Text alternatives are used by people who do not see the image. (For example, people who are blind and use screen readers can hear the alt text read out; and people who have turned off images to speed download or save bandwidth can see the alt text.)
Headings are marked up as headings so people can navigate to the headings — including people who cannot use a mouse and use only the keyboard, and people who use a screen reader.
Contrast ratio ("color contrast")
Web pages have a minimum contrast by default: a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for normal-size text.
Some users need to enlarge web content in order to read it. Some need to change other aspects of text display: font, space between lines, and more.
Keyboard access and visual focus
This website enables users to access all content and functionality — links, forms, media controls, etc. — through a keyboard. Keyboard focus is visible and follows a logical order through the page elements.
Forms, labels, and errors (including Search fields)
A form label is present and associated with a form control. A properly associated form label is presented to a screen reader user when the form control is accessed. Additionally, a label can be clicked with the mouse to set focus to the form control. ARIA roles, states, or properties are present. ARIA provides enhanced semantics and accessibility for web content.
Preparation of the Statement
This statement was last reviewed and updated on 28 February 2022.
An evaluation of this website’s compliance with the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out by way of review by a third party service provider.
Feedback and Contact Information
Please email us at email@example.com if you:
- Wish to provide feedback on the accessibility of this website;
- Require access to any information or document that is not available in an accessible format; or
- Are dissatisfied with our response to any notification or request and wish to submit a complaint.
In the event of an unsatisfactory response to any notification or request sent, a complaint may be made to the Office of the Ombudsman pursuant to the Disability Act 2005 at:
Office of the Ombudsman
6 Earlsfort Terrace
Or, to the Workplace Relations Commission pursuant to the Equal Status Act 2000 at:
Information and Customer Service
Workplace Relations Commission
Tel: 059 9178990