Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement relates to this website, which is built on the Liberal Democrats’ “Fleet” platform.

This website is run by The Liberal Democrats, and we are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We have taken measures to support accessibility such as: 

  •     Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  •     Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  •     Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  •     Include people with disabilities in our design personas.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 400% 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 have 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.

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

  • You cannot modify the spacing of text.
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us here: We will consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

Browser accessibility

This website has been optimised for the latest versions of:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

We do not recommend using browsers older than 3 major versions or mobile operating systems older than 5 years. If the website does not display correctly, please check you are using the latest version of your browser and update if necessary.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the site administrator through our Contact page.

Accessibility at Liberal Democrat Conference

There is an induction loop system, which can be linked to hearing aids.  Sign language interpretation during all auditorium sessions; several seats are reserved for attendees using this service, at the front of the auditorium. There are also reserved seats at the front of the auditorium for those who would benefit from being closer to the stage due to a visual impairment.

There is access to the stage via a ramp at the back of the stage. The chair of the session will ensure wheelchair users are called in plenty of time to access the stage.

Contact us about conference at:

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Liberal Democrats are committed to making its website accessible. We aim to meet the accessibility standards found in the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Non-accessible content

This website is only partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. This is due to content being added by content creators. Therefore, some content may not be as accessible as it could be. These are issues such as:

  • Images used as links;
  • Not all videos feature subtitles and/or descriptive text;
  • Non-optimal images and pdfs, such as scanned letters;
  • Non-descriptive links on buttons.

The content added to this site rests with the administrators.

Live video

We are committed to providing captions for live video content whenever it is possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 5 January 2023.

This website was last tested on 26 January 2023.

The test was carried out by the developers of Fleet - Prater Raines Ltd - using the Government’s simplified method of testing accessibility with the Deque AXE browser extension with a sample of each page type and key landing pages. All main menu items were tested, alongside each content type and media.

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