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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Case Law service provided by The National Archives.

Accessibility and inclusion are important to everyone at The National Archives and we want as many people as possible to be able to use the Case Law service. The text should be clear and easy to understand. 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 are continually working to improve the accessibility of our digital services, and to develop our skills in relevant standards and techniques. See our current development standards.

As well as working with third-party accessibility specialists, most of our accessibility testing is conducted in-house using automated tools and the best professional judgment of our digital teams. We acknowledge that this approach is not perfect and recognise that we may get some things wrong,

How accessible is this website?

Some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • Judgments contain images that do not have a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose
  • Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through a judgment presentation may not be programmatically determined or are available in text

Specific non-compliances are listed below.

Feedback, contact information and reporting accessibility problems

If you need information on this website in a different format, for example accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or Braille, email or call 020 8876 3444. We will respond to your request within 10 working days.

You can also use these contact details to report accessibility problems with this website.

If you have an accessibility need and would like to participate in user testing as we make improvements to our website, email

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us or visiting in person

You can contact us by phone, email or Live chat. We provide information about visiting in person. People with health conditions or impairments that may impact their visit can find out more.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The National Archives is committed to making its websites 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 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below:

Non-accessible content

Based on sample testing of pages selected by our user experience and metrics teams, we know that the content listed below is non-compliant with the accessibility regulations for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  1. Images within judgment text do not have a text alternative (Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content)
  2. Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text (Success Criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships)

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018.
  • Live video.

While reproductions of items in heritage collections are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations, we are investigating ways to use emerging technology to improve the data and accessibility of our heritage collections.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 12 April 2022.