Accessibility

Accessibility statement for www.sra.org.uk

This accessibility statement applies to the websites www.sra.org.uk (SRA) and my.sra.org.uk (mySRA).

The SRA website is run by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. When using this website you should be able to:

  • navigate the website using a keyboard
  • use the site with a screen reader
  • zoom in to 500% without text going off the screen

How accessible this website is

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

  • In smaller devices, at higher zoom levels, tables will go off the side of the page.
  • Most of our PDFs are not fully accessible, but we publish an accessible HTML version of most content.
  • The button with white text and black background does not indicate when it is in focus.
  • Not all images have text alternatives.

If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please read our reasonable adjustments policy.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are working to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or if you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard.

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility standards

Text alternatives

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content) of WCAG 2.1.

We plan to add text alternatives for all images in 2021. When we publish new content, we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Focus

Some elements do not have a visible identifier when they have received focus. This fails 2.4.7 Focus Visible of WCAG 2.1.

We plan to fix this issue in the first quarter of 2021.

Correct destination in menu

The menu currently uses links that do not have a correct destination. This fails 1.3.1 Info and Relationships of WCAG 2.1.

We will review the use of the menu and plan a replacement in 2021.

Textarea

The Standards and Regulations use textarea to aid the copying of correctly formatted rules. These elements require descriptions to be fully accessible or the element replaced.

We will review the use of this element and fix or replace in 2021.

Tab order (mysra.org.uk)

Tabs are announced to assistive technology in a different order to how they are presented on the website. This fails 1.3.2: Meaningful Sequence of WCAG 2.1.

Password prompt (mysra.org.uk)

The login page will read out the password hint prompt to assistive technology user when they focus on the password input box. This fails 3.2.2 Predictable of the WCAG 2.1

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are designed to be fully portable or visually appealing versions of reports that we have written. These are not tested for accessibility. In most cases, we publish an accessible HTML version alongside the PDF.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. As technology catches up, we hope to enable automatic live captioning for the live video events.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18 December 2020.