Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to This website is managed by the British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry.

This accessibility statement tells you how:

  • accessible this website is
  • you can get in touch about an accessibility issue
  • we're improving accessibility on our website


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 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)


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


How accessible is this website?

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 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.

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

  • some PDF or Word documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software


Get in touch about an accessibility problem

If you need information in a different format, or if you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:


Reporting accessibility problems with our website

We will be constantly improving the accessibility of this website and our online services.

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, contact us via


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).


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18 January 2021, it will be reviewed annually.

This website was last tested on 5 January 2021. The test was carried out via Google Lighthouse, Axe and validated using WAVE.


Using our website

We’ve designed our website so you can easily change how it looks if you need to.


Changing colours, font, text size and other settings

All modern browsers allow you to change colours and font sizes. We’ve tried to create a site which doesn’t get in the way when you change these settings. ReciteMe also supports this functionality.


Change text size and font

You can use your browser options to change the text size or font for web sites that you visit. The way you do this varies depending on the browser that you are using.

The BBC My Web, My Way site can help you change your browser settings.


Change colour scheme

You can set your web browser to choose your own colour scheme for our website. The BBC My Web, My Way site can help you change the colours we use. 


Access keys

We haven't used access keys as they can interfere with keyboard shortcuts used by modern browsers.

The content is easily keyboard-navigable and screen-reader friendly.



We have made every effort to ensure this web site is easily readable using 'plain English'.

In addition, we have ensured that the design of this website is not an obstacle to its usability and readability.



Useful links

The following websites have useful advice and information about web accessibility: