Accessibility Statement

Our website accessibility objective

SIFoCC is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to the widest possible range of people. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so we follow published standards and guidance.

We aim to achieve the standards required for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 level AA using working practice recommended by the Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites (PAS 78), published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Guidance for government web teams issued by the Central Office of Information.

The website is designed to meet the following standards:

  • W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 Conformance Level Double AA
  • Valid W3C HTML5
  • Valid W3C CSS 3.0

New content published on the website is subject to a quality assurance process by trained and experienced staff, and is governed by the website governance policy, which includes adherence to the needs of people with disabilities and the aim of providing appropriate content for the range of users of the website.

SIFoCC confirms that, in providing information, we seek to ensure that the information is:

  • Clear, comprehensive, accurate and relevant
  • Appropriate to the reader or user of the information
  • Proportionate to the subject matter
  • Targeted and timely
    Accessible to all our customers

Exceptions and alternative formats

Where testing or review shows that accessibility criteria are not being met in some part of the website, the web team will take remedial action or will contact the owners of the document to fix the problem. In some cases there can be practical difficulties in delivering a solution. Contrast and colour


You can help us to maintain the quality of our website by giving us your comments and suggestions for improvement. Please let the web team know if you have a problem using this website. We will do our best to investigate and fix any issues as part of our ongoing programme of improvements.

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