We want everyone who visits the Supreme Court Shop website to feel welcome, find the information they need and have a rewarding experience.
We are committed to making sure that our website is 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.
The statement applies to the following website:
We want as many people as possible to be able to use the website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts using in-browser settings
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and Narrator)
We have also made the websites’ text as simple as possible to understand, whilst at the same time retaining recognised legal terms.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
We know some parts of this website are not yet fully accessible. To address the following issues would fall under the Disproportionate Burden Exemption.
- The text will reflow in a single column when you change the size of the window.
- Some of the tables are structured in a way that is difficult to read on a screen reader.
What we’ve done to improve accessibility
As an organisation, we have made and continue to make changes to improve the accessibility of our websites.
We have made the following changes since the website was published to help improve our websites usability:
- All colours on the website meet accessible colour standards.
- There is a skiplink to ensure screen reader and non-mouse users can navigate to the main content.
- All images have an alt tag for screen reader users.
- The Homepage and other pages are responsive to users screen size, so that the content can be easily viewed on different devices.
- There are heading structures across the website to aid with navigation for screen reader users.
- All links have descriptive titles, providing context for screen reader users.
- All page titles are unique.
- Text spacing is optimised for users with visual/cognitive impairments
- All pages have a lang attribute to ensure that screen readers can read content correctly.
- There is a visible focus for keyboard users to navigate the website more easily.
- Addressing aria labels so screen reader users understand when content has adjusted on screen.
- Links are displayed and formatted correctly.
Third Party Tools
Our website currently uses third-party tools to deal with the e-commerce section of the website and room booking area. We have labelled sections where possible and worked with the supplier to create the best possible experience as far as their current release allows.
When we select a third-party tool or functionality, the UKSC shop is responsible for taking the right steps that meet accessibility standards. We are therefore currently in contact with the third-party supplier company to make the purchase and booking system we use as compliant as possible. We are monitoring their updates in order to create the best possible experience as and when they release further upgrades.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on these websites in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 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, 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).