Accessibility Statement for Parades Commission NI website

Parades Commission NI is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. This accessibility statement applies to content on the website.

This website is run by Parades Commission NI (PCNI) and 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)

How accessible this website is:

We are currently working to redevelop sections of the website to improve accessibility and usability, we know that this site is non-compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level AA

  • We know several parts of this website are not currently accessible
  • Not all interactive elements have sufficient visible focus
  • Parts of the layout break on devices with a width of 320px
  • Some text has insufficient contrast
  • The menu does not communicate its state, via aria-expanded
  • Forms are not grouped correctly
  • Images have incorrect text alternatives
  • Forms do have autocomplete attributes



We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of PCNI. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on PCNI:

  • Phone: 02890 895900
  • E-mail:
  • Postal address: 2nd Floor Andras House, 60 Great Victoria Street, BELFAST, BT2 7BB

We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days.


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

All PDFs and other office file formats that were published before 23 September 2018 are not in the scope of the regulations, however, we will review all attachments where possible and replace with HTML as part of our continuous improvement process across our digital portfolio. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What PCNI is doing to improve accessibility

We had planned to have a new site before 23 September 2020, however, we have been unable to meet that original target date and hope to have a new site in place by early next year.

We are working to redevelop a new site that meets the requirements of WCAG 2.1 Level AA. We aim to have this new site in place, by early 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.