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This accessibility statement applies to the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) website (

This website is run by the BCE. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and we are working continuously to improve. You should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% 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’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

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

  • PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software because of tagging and reading order issues

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format such as in accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, braille, or in another language:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in ten working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements:

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

BCE is committed to making its website 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

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Success criterion 1.3.1: info and relationships – Some of our PDF documents do not identify headings, lists or data tables correctly. This means users using screen readers may not be able to follow the structure of a document, which in turn may affect their ability to access and understand the information. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criteria: 
    • 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence
    • 2.1.1 Keyboard
    • 2.4.3 Focus Order

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDF documents produced before 23 September 2018 are not properly tagged, or do not use accessible headings or structures. This means that they do not meet the success criteria for navigation set out in standard 2.4.6 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We conducted a review of documents published on our website, and have provided HTML versions of historic documents that remain essential to providing our service.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We aim to publish all of our documents in HTML, as a more accessible format which is in line with the standards set out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA. Alternatively, PDF versions (and sometimes easy read versions) are also available to download from our website. If you require an alternate format, please get in touch (see ‘Feedback and contact information’).

All staff are receiving information to ensure that standards are maintained.

Equality Impact Assessment

Our Equality Impact Assessment is available to download here. If you require this document in an alternate format, please get in touch.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26 May 2021. It will be reviewed every six months.

This website was last tested on 18 November 2020. The test was carried out by dxw. A sample of pages was audited and accessibility issues were identified for remediation.

Last updated: 23 November 2021

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