Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website of the Sentence Review Commissioners.

How accessible this website is

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 on most of the website
  • 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

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

You can find advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability by going to the AbilityNet website.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • the link in the Cookies banner fails colour contrast
  • our website includes PDF documents which are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or have a query relating to the accessibility of our website, contact:

We aim to get back to you in 20 working days.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) 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 query or issue, contact the ECNI.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

  • the accessibility problem(s)
  • where it fails the success criteria, and
  • when we plan to fix it

Developer issues

  • The link to skip the table of contents doesn't set focus on the body text (WCAG 2.1, Level A 2.4.1)

We intend to address this issue by September 2023.


Some documents are non-accessible for a number of reasons which may result in a loss of meaning for users of screen readers or present issues for users with moderately low vision. For example, some documents:

  • are missing titles. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 2.4.2
  • have headings not correctly marked up. This fails WCAG 2.1 Level AA 2.4.6
  • do not have alternative text for images. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.1.1
  • have tables and lists which are not marked up correctly. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.3.1
  • have colour contrast issues. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.4.3

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We intend to repair the parts of our website with accessibility issues by December 2023. 

If you require specific documents in an alternative or accessible format, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How we tested this website

This website was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level A and level A in June 2023. These tests have been carried out externally and independently.

You can find out more information about the testing method used on

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15th June 2023. It was last updated on 15th June 2023.