The Office of the Information Commissioner has set out policies and strategies to meet its own requirements as a public body under sections 25, 26, 27 and 28 of the Disability Act 2005 (the Act).
The Information Commissioner, Peter Tyndall, is also the Ombudsman and is a member of the Standards in Public Office Commission and the Commission for Public Service Appointments. The Office of the Information Commissioner shares offices with the Office of the Ombudsman, the Standards Commission and Public Service Appointments Commission. In this section of the website, references to the organisation include all these offices.
The organisation operates from 18 Lower Leeson Street. The following works have been carried out:
The organisation has appointed Mr. Peter Mahony as its access officer. Peter is the point of contact for people with disabilities wishing to access services provided by the organisation. The contact details for Peter are as follows:
Postal Address: 6 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 W773
Telephone: 01-639 5625
These contact details should only be used where the query relates to the provision of accessible services. General office queries will not be answered at this number/email address.
For general office queries the contact details below should be used:
Telephone: 01-639 5689
The organisation ensures that relevant accessibility requirements for people with disabilities are, where appropriate, included as part of the organisation's procurement procedures. This applies to both the provision of services and the supply of goods. Section 27 requires public bodies to ensure that unless it would not be practicable or justifiable on cost grounds or would result in an unreasonable delay, goods or services supplied to the body are accessible to people with disabilities. Section 27 applies when tendering for equipment, materials, information technology, conference facilities etc. The aim of this organisation is, where it is practical and cost-effective to do so, to achieve as high standard of accessibility as possible for people with disabilities. It is the policy of this organisation to ensure that relevant accessibility requirements for people with disabilities are, where appropriate, included in all stages of the tender process. The following procedures have been adopted:
This website is maintained by the Office of the Information Commissioner. The website of the Information Commissioner has been constructed to be as accessible as possible, and we are continually striving to improve accessibility to the site.We have tried to ensure that our site meets the following technical standards:
The website has also been designed to be compatible with most browsers. Older browser versions which lack CSS compatibility can still access the site although the content may display without its graphical layout.
If you have a difficulty accessing information on this site or have any suggestions as to how we could improve the accessibility of our website please contact our Access Officer. The contact details are as follows:
Postal Address: 6 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 W773.
Telephone: +353 1 6395711
In accordance with section 39(1) of the Act the organisation has appointed two inquiry officers for the purposes of investigating a complaint in relation to a failure by the organisation to comply with sections 25, 26, 27 or 28 of the Disability Act. In accordance with section 39(2) of the Act, the organisation has drawn up procedures for the investigation of complaints by inquiry officers.