Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Ceisteanna (573)

Kathleen Funchion


573. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if an audio version of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be available for a survivor who requests one. [7360/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The Commission's Final Report was made available in digital format in the first instance so as to immediately make it accessible to the widest possible audience. There are a number of tools available both on and offline that can provide assistance to individuals in accessing the Report by converting text to audio. This includes a read aloud function available on most devices which can be enabled through the accessibility settings on the device.

The Report has been uploaded to my Department's website in a PDF format. By accessing the Report in this way, users can avail of the read aloud function that is accessible through the Adobe software. My Department is preparing guidance in the form of an accessible tutorial to assist individuals in using this tool, and will provide this information on the website.

Questions Nos. 574 and 575 answered with Question No. 531.