Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to the Covid-19 Inquiry website available at https://covid19.public-inquiry.uk

This website is run by the UK Covid-19 Inquiry Set Up Team. 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 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

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

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

How accessible this website is

We have conducted internal tests on this website and are aware that some areas of this website are not yet fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

The site is under active development and a full accessibility audit is planned to take place within 12 weeks of the publication of this statement. 

Feedback and contact information

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

We’ll consider your request and respond within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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, please contact us at:

Enforcement procedure

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).

If you are in Northern Ireland and are not happy with how we respond to your complaint you can contact the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland who are responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Compliance status

This website meets the relevant success criteria up to and including level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1.

We will aim to resolve any issues you experience in using the website as soon as possible.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Two separate rounds of internal accessibility testing against the WCAG 2.1 success criteria have been conducted on the website and all known issues uncovered up to and beyond level AA have been resolved. This does not mean that there won’t be an issue for some with navigating the website’s pages or using its functionality.

Some PDF documents on the Inquiry website may not be fully accessible to users. If you experience any issues, please contact the Inquiry using the contact details provided below and we will aim to provide an alternative format.

If you encounter any issues navigating the website or using its functionality please don’t hesitate to contact us:

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry will monitor accessibility on a regular basis for the lifetime of the inquiry and keep this statement up to date in accordance with this process. A full accessibility audit will be carried out in May 2022 and this statement will be updated.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21 January 2022. This website was last tested on 26 January 2022. The test was carried out by our design partner Design102 on 26 January 2022 and a further check was carried out on 26 January 2022 by the Cabinet Office. It was last reviewed on 15 February 2022 by the UK Covid-19 Inquiry team.