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We are striving to make our website and all other communications as accessible as possible.

This accessibility statement applies to This is the website for HSC Pensions which is the administering authority for the HSC and NIFRS Pension Schemes for Northern Ireland.

This website is run by HSC Pensions.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

This website is compatible with:

Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Firefox.

Google Chrome

The Chrome browser supports screen readers and magnifiers and offers people with low vision full-page zoom, high-contrast colour, and extensions.

Products and Features – Google Accessibility


Safari offers many accessibility options.

Accessibility – Apple (UK)

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge offers many accessibility options to help increase readability and to work better with assistive technology.

Accessibility features in Microsoft Edge – Microsoft Support


Firefox includes many features to make the browser and web content accessible to all users, including those who have low vision, no vision, or limited ability to use a keyboard or mouse.

Accessibility features in Firefox – Make Firefox and web content work for all users | Firefox Help (

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.


This website is Browsealoud enabled. Browsealoud is a speech enabling program that makes web content more accessible to anyone with difficulties reading. Simply by pointing your mouse at an area of text, a menu or a hyperlink, Browsealoud will read it out loud. This is a free service and you can download the software at

PDF Documents

It is the policy of the HSC Pensions to publish large documents in Adobe Acrobat format. Documents published in Adobe Acrobat require Adobe Reader. This reader can be downloaded free at

If requested, we can provide documents in other formats. If you would like a document in an alternative format, please contact us:

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille:

We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are committed to ongoing accessibility improvements.

If you would like to give us some feedback or are having difficulty accessing this website for any reason, please let us know and we will do our best to resolve the issue. You can contact us by email on or via phone on 028 71 319111.

Enforcement procedure

The Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, as amended (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

HSC Pensions is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, as amended.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1st November 2023.