Accessibility

Accessibility

Accessibility 

This accessibility statement applies to the House of Lords Appointments Commission website.

This website is run by the House of Lords Appointments Commission Secretariat. 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 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.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read or audio recording email enquiry@lordsappointments.gov.uk.

We’ll consider your request and aim to get back to you in 5 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, contact the House of Lords Appointments Commission Secretariat by emailing enquiry@lordsappointments.gov.uk.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Secretariat 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 is partially compliant with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. However we are aware that some content may not be easy to access, specifically:

  • Downloadable PDF files across the website will cause difficulty for those aided by screen reader software due to their format.

Non-accessible content

PDF file formats have been identified as a disproportionate burden to amend as we are unable to alter documents that are no longer in their original format. 

Please contact us if you require an alternative format for any published document. We will endeavour to ensure that future file formats published on the website will meet the correct accessibility requirements. 

Note that with the exception of PDF documents which require a longer period of time to resolve, and for which we will aim to provide alternative formats, we will continue to resolve all other identified issues in our continued effort. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We invite feedback on the website’s accessibility in general, and on the content mentioned above in particular. We will then feed this into our next accessibility review and make changes if necessary. Email us at enquiry@lordsappointments.gov.uk

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10 January 2023. It was last updated on 25 January 2023.

This website received an accessibility audit on 25 January 2022 and was last tested on 24 November 2022. The audit was provided by the Digital Accessibility Centre Ltd and the test was carried out by Affinity Digital Ltd.

The approach we took to the test covered every non-standard page (namely the homepage, the section homepages and all pages containing forms or tables) and then a sample of two further pages from each section.