This accessibility statement applies to the website of the Independent Fiscal Commission for Northern Ireland www.fiscalcommissionni.org.
How accessible this website is
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
For example, that means you should be able to:
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen on most of the website
- 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
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
You can find advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability by going to the AbilityNet website.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
- the link in the Cookies banner fails colour contrast
- a form control on the News and Evidence pages is missing a label
- our website includes PDF documents which are not fully accessible to screen reader software
Feedback and contact information
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or have a query relating to the accessibility of our website, contact:
- Email: info@FiscalCommissionNI.org
We aim to get back to you in 20 working days.
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) 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 query or issue, contact the ECNI.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Independent Fiscal Commission for Northern Ireland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:
- the accessibility problem(s)
- where it fails the success criteria, and
- when we plan to fix it
- Colour contrast in the Cookies banner between link text and background does not meet the expected ratio of 4:5:1. (WCAG 2.1, Level AA, 1.4.3)
- A form control used on the Evidence page does not have a corresponding label (WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.3.1, 3.3.2)
We intend to address these issues by October 2021.
Some documents are non-accessible for a number of reasons which may result in a loss of meaning for users of screen readers or present issues for users with moderately low vision. For example, some documents:
- do not have a correct reading order. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.3.1 (info and relationships) and WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.3.2 (meaningful sequence)
- have incorrectly tagged headings and document titles. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 2.4.2 (page titled) and WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.3.1 (info and relationships)
- do not have alternative text for images. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.1.1 (non-text content)
- have tables, charts and figures which are not marked up correctly. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.3.1 (info and relationships) and WCAG 2.1, Level A, 1.1.1 (non-text content)
- do not reflow correctly when zoomed to 200% and 400%. This fails WCAG 2.1, Level AA 1.4.10 (reflow)
Not applicable. We intend to repair the parts of our website with accessibility issues by September 2021.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We intend to repair the parts of our website with accessibility issues by September 2021.
If you require specific documents in an alternative or accessible format, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 14th May 2021. It was last updated on 1st September 2021.
This website was last tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level A and level A in May 2021. These tests have been carried out externally and independently.
We selected a sample of pages to test for accessibility. You can find out more information about the testing method used on Gov.uk.