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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to This website is run by Belfast City Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts 
  • zoom in up to 300 per cent without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand and it is approved by Plain English Campaign (link opens in new window) on an annual basis. AbilityNet (link opens in new window) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • a number of older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different accessible format, for example large print, easy read, audio recording or Braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in ten working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We want to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, email us at

Please tell us what part of the website you are visiting, what you are trying to do and what is preventing you from doing what you need to do. If possible, please tell us what device and which browser you’re using. We will get back to you within three working days.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your request or complaint, please call ECNI on 028 9050 0600 and ask to speak with one of their Discrimination Advice Officers in their Legal Division, or email

Contact us (Invest in Belfast)

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Belfast City Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status 

This website is partially compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard due to some non-compliances, meaning there’s an accessibility problem with some areas.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

‘Silktide’ is an automated accessibility testing tool, which Belfast City Council uses.

An accessibility report on 27 October 2021 from Silktide highlights the following issues on some of our website pages:

  • Some text does not have sufficient contrast (WCAG AA 1.4.3)
  • Some controls do not change appearance when they are selected (WCAG AA 2.4.7)
  • Some pages scroll in two dimensions on small screens (WCAG AA 1.4.10)
  • Some of our link text is the same for different destinations (WCAG A 2.4.4)
  • Some links do not explain their purpose (WCAG A 2.4.4)

We plan to fix these by November 2021.

Ongoing development

We welcome feedback from customers to assist them with improving accessibility. If you have any comments, please email

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are using some automated checks to alert us if something falls below the standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 27 October 2021. We will continue to review our accessibility status on a monthly basis and update the statement when needed.

We tested this website on 27 October 2021. We carried out our own testing using automated accessibility testing tool Silktide. We scanned over 800 pages of this site.