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Accessibility statement for the CommonsVotes App

We're committed to making our apps accessible so they can be used by as many people as possible. 

This statement applies to the CommonsVotes App.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have additional access needs.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

To make UK Parliament's applications accessible we're:

• integrating accessibility into our procurement procedures
• providing accessibility training for our staff
• including individuals with disabilities in our design personas

How accessible is the CommonsVotes app?

Parts of our app are not fully accessible.

We've identified the below issues:

• the front page header causes some screen readers to read HTML code
• some buttons used for navigation do not have text
• some Graphs do not have suitable alt text
• some pages have incomplete header structures
• some buttons do not have associated text
• zoom issues when used on IOS and android

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format please email us at webmaster@parliament.uk and tell us: 

• the content that you need
• your contact name and email address
• the type of format you need 

Reporting accessibility problems with this app

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or if you think we're not meeting the accessibility requirements, email us at webmaster@parliament.uk to report this.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you're not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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'). 

Technical information about our app accessibility

UK Parliament is committed to making its content accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status

This app 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

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

  • the front page header causes some screen readers to read HTML code
  • some buttons used for navigation do not have text
  • some Graphs do not have suitable alt text
  • some pages have incomplete header structures
  • some buttons do not have associated text
  • zoom issues when used on IOS and android


We've prioritised our app updates based on analytics and data. We're working with our content and development teams to update our application.

How we tested this app

Our app was tested externally for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA using an accessibility specialist for WCAG 2.0 standards. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 01 May 2021. 
 
Our apps are checked for accessibility on a regular basis. These tests are carried out by Parliament UK through manual and automated testing via a combination of tools for accessibility.