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Website accessibility policy

The internet can be a great enabler and source of freedom for disabled users. As such, the value of the Judicial Studies Board website to our disabled and aging audiences depends on its accessibility.  Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.

This is an area of importance for us. In keeping with our public-service remit, and our obligations under the Equality Act, we are committed to ensuring that the Judicial Studies Board website is as accessible to disabled and elderly people as reasonably possible.  We aim for a consistently high level of usability for our entire audience across the site, following best-practice accessibility guidelines. We engage with disabled, non-disabled and elderly people throughout website development to fully understand user requirements and ensure we produce content that meet all users needs.

Additional Software required to use this site

Some documents provided on this site are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Adobe PDF is used to maintain the structure of a document as the author intended - this is especially useful in corporate documents and colour booklets. Where this is the case the user will be appropriately warned. If you click here you will be re-directed to the Adobe website where you can download and install a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader which is required for opening and viewing PDF files.

It is our policy that whenever we provide a PDF document that it will be prepared in accordance with Adobe's accessibility recommendations. Access Adobe is an area of the Adobe website which assists people with disabilities accessing information in Adobe PDF format.

Further information

For further advice on website accessibility and usability, as well as the use of different browsers, please visit the BBC's My Web My Way website.