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IICSA published its final Report in October 2022. This website was last updated in January 2023.


This website was created by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts

  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen

  • navigate the website using just a keyboard

  • navigate 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.

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How accessible this website is

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

  • The PDF files within the Investigations section are generally not accessible to people using assistive technology. These are often scanned documents which provide no information to screenreaders and are difficult to read with a moderate visual impairment. This evidence was provided to the Inquiry for the purposes of its investigations and so it was not possible for the Inquiry to edit the documents.

  • Some links which open a PDF have an icon to show the file format which is not announced to screenreaders.

  • Some of the documents published as PDFs are scanned copies of physical documents, which are very difficult to make accessible to everyone. Due to the volume of these documents and associated cost, the Inquiry was not able to convert them all to fully accessible versions. 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse 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.

Disproportionate burden

There are over 10,000 PDF files within the Investigations section comprised of:

  • scanned documents;

  • documents with redactions that are created with specific software;

  • documents from 3rd parties.

Many of these will fail several WCAG 2.1 guidelines including 1.1.1 Non-text Content, 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, 1.4.4 Resize text, 1.4.5 Images of Text, 1.4.10 Reflow.

The Inquiry published the evidence produced during its hearings, as it was provided. The only way to make many of the documents accessible would be to create alternative versions. The time and cost estimate for creating accessible versions of all the evidence documents was disproportionate to the entire website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18/09/2020. It was last reviewed on 17/11/2022.

This website was last tested in October 2021. The test was carried out by Nomensa. Remediation activities were completed in January 2022. 


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