The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry is committed to taking an accessible approach to its work where possible. This includes its website, hearings, premises and/or venues, and any public engagement and participation.

We are acutely aware of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on everyone in Scotland. The Inquiry is keen to hear from as many voices as possible and understands that accessibility is crucial to this.

If you cannot access any part of the Inquiry website, or would like to report an accessibility problem, please contact us at

You can learn more about the actions taken to make this website accessible to the widest possible audience through our accessibility policy below:

1. Introduction 

We're continuously working to make the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry website as accessible and usable as possible for everyone. We try to make our site easy to use with assistive technologies by using:

  • easier-to-read colours
  • larger fonts
  • plain English
  • keyboard-only navigation


2. Feedback

If you cannot access any part of this site or want to report an accessibility problem, please contact us at


3. Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission enforces the Accessibility Regulations (the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018)

If you're not happy with how we respond to your feedback, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service. They are an independent advice service. They will advise you on what to do next.


4. Accessibility statement

The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry is committed to making its website accessible in line with the Accessibility Regulations. This accessibility statement applies to

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. This website follows those guidelines, with some limited exceptions:

  • Non-accessible content: Some document formats on such as PDF, MS Word and Excel may not be fully accessible. Where possible we aim to make documents accessible and/or provide a suitable HTML alternative.
  • Not within the scope of the Accessibility Regulations: The accessibility regulations do not cover PDF or other documents which appear on our website which were originally published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant with HTML/CSS code improves future browser compatibility. The site is compliant for AA WCAG 2.1.


5. Version control

This is the first version of this document which was approved by the Chair on 17 May 2022. We may amend this policy from time to time.