An Bord Pleanála

Accessibility in An Bord Pleanála

Accessibility Statement
Access Officer and making an access request
Inquiry Officer and making a complaint under the Disability Act
Accessibility requests when attending An Bord Pleanála events
Visitor pre-visit information booklet
An Bord Pleanála information in alternative formats
Website accessibility
Facilities for people with mobility impairment
Facilities for people with visual impairment
Facilities for people with hearing impairment


Accessibility Statement

An Bord Pleanála is committed to making our services accessible to all people and to carry out its responsibilities under the Disability Act 2005. This includes:

    • Access to our building and external venues where we hold meetings and oral hearings.
    • Access to our services.
    • Accessibility in services and goods supplied to us.
    • Access to information produced by An Bord Pleanála.

We constantly work to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and services. An Bord Pleanála aims to follow the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility although there may be occasions where it is not possible, practicable or appropriate. If this is the case, we will inform you and offer alternative options if available.


Access Officer and making an access request

Our Access Officer can help you with access queries and requests.


Inquiry Officer and making a complaint under the Disability Act

If you believe that An Bord Pleanála has failed to comply with the Disability Act, you may contact the Inquiry Officer.


Accessibility requests when attending An Bord Pleanála events

Please contact us as soon as possible before visiting An Bord Pleanála if you or a member of your group has any access requirements so that we may facilitate you.

If you are attending an event some requests may take some time to organise. Therefore, we ask that you provide us with as much notice as possible and before the request deadline stated in the notice. Please note it may not be possible to facilitate requests for an event made after the request deadline due to the short time period available to organise the request.

Visitor pre-visit information booklet [PDF] [Word]
The Visitor pre-visit information booklet provides information about how to get to our office, how to enter and exit the building, and what there is in our reception area and meeting rooms.

An Bord Pleanála information in alternative formats
We can provide information produced by us in several alternative formats.

Website accessibility
We aim to make our website as accessible as possible to all

Facilities for people with mobility impairment

    • Our reception area and main meeting rooms are accessible.
    • Our reception and main meeting rooms all have step-free access from street. There is a gentle ramp at the doors to enter and exit the Parnell meeting room. The ramp is shown with signage and yellow floor tiles.
    • Seating area is available in reception.
    • There is one accessible parking space in front of our office on Marlborough Street.
    • If attending meetings in other parts of the building, lifts are available once you have passed through security.

Facilities for people with visual impairment

    • Staff can guide you in the building or at an external venue.
    • Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcome and water is available for the dogs.
    • Our reception area and main meeting rooms are all step-free access from street. There is a gentle ramp at the doors to enter and exit the Parnell meeting room.
    • We have natural and artificial lighting in our reception area and meeting rooms. Lighting may be lowered during presentations and video presentations.

Facilities for people with hearing impairment

    • We have induction loops installed in our reception area. Induction loops are installed in the Maoilbhride, Cathal Brugha and Parnell rooms. An induction loop is not available in the Séan MacDiarmada room.
    • Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreters, real time captioning or SpeedText will be made available on request. Please let us know in advance if you wish an ISL interpreter so that we can facilitate you at An Bord Pleanála.

 

 

 

 



Last modified:02/05/2018