Accessibility statement for lawcom.gov.uk
This accessibility statement applies to the Law Commission website, https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/.
The Law Commission is responsible for the content of this website. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the technical aspects.
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% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate the website using just a keyboard
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- videos don’t have transcripts
- headings are not always hierarchical
- link text isn’t always meaningful of its purpose or destination
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format, you can contact us:
1st Floor, Tower
52 Queen Anne’s Gate
Telephone: 020 3334 0200
Reporting accessibility problems
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact email@example.com giving details of the issue and any assistive technology you are using.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Ministry of Justice is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance issues listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Headings are not marked up according to their hierarchy. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 A (Info and Relationships).
- Link text does not always provide a meaningful description of its purpose or destination. This fails WCAG 2.4.4 A (Link Purpose).
- Search filters aren’t clear what information the user needs to enter. This fails WCAG 2.4.6 AA (Headings and Labels).
- Transcripts are not provided for videos. This fails WCAG A 1.2.1 (Audio-only and Video-only Prerecorded).
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.
This includes documents published before 23rd September 2018, which are not used for active administrative processes.
For PDFs published by another organisation, check the accessible document policy of the organisation to report any problems or request documents in an alternative format.
Videos hosted on 3rd party platforms
Embedded videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo and other media players include non-accessible elements that are native to the video platform. For example this means buttons to play videos are not descriptive enough for screen reader users as the context of the video is not clear. This fails WCAG 2.4.6 AA (Headings and Labels).
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will monitor the accessibility of this website on an ongoing basis and fix any accessibility issues reported to us.
We have fixed issues in November 2021 and plan to resolve all issues in the next major redevelopment of the website in 2023.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 26 June 2020. It was last reviewed on 18 November 2021.
This website was tested in June 2020 and we made further checks in November 2021. The tests were carried out by the Ministry of Justice. We completed accessibility checks using keyboard testing and the WAVE automated testing tool on a sample of pages from https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/.