We want everyone who visits the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council websites to feel welcome, find the information they need and have a rewarding experience.
We are committed to making sure that our websites and other digital products are accessible to all users and comply with level AA of The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1. in alignment with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This statement applies to the following websites:
We want as many people as possible to be able to use these websites. For example, that means you should be able to:
We have also made the websites’ text as simple as possible to understand, whilst at the same time retaining recognised legal terms.
AbilityNet [link to https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/] has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:
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) [link to https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/].
The Supreme Court building has audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
The UKSC is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
These websites are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
We plan to improve accessibility on these websites, within the limits of the legacy technology and available resources and are developing an accessibility roadmap that will detail what we plan to do, how and when.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix all previous judgment documents.
We are working to make any new PDFs or Word documents that we publish accessible.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
We are making ongoing changes to improve the accessibility of this site. Particular areas we will focus on are:
Please be aware that while we have made and continue to make these changes across our websites collectively, we are not able to complete all improvements on each individual site.
This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) to carry out a WCAG 2.1 AA level technical compliance audit (completed 15 September 2020). This process included extensive testing by users with a wide range of disabilities.