This assessment relates to PDF documents no longer in active use only. We are fully committed to making all active documentation fully accessible, as HTML web pages, and hope to have completed this process by the end of 2020.
We have prioritised the documents which get the highest use, and the vast majority of information on our site is fully accessible already.
Where documents are no longer in active use, or no longer being updated, there is a high cost in terms of employee hours to convert. These documents are part of the public record, but no longer represent the current position, and interest is limited. We always respond to requests for our publications in different formats on a case-by-case basis, so accessible versions are available on demand, with a short lead-time.
We consider that the costs of converting older documents where there is little evidence of demand would be a poor use of limited staff time, and would represent a disproportionate burden on the organisation in terms of cost.
Assessment date: 14 January 2020
Last edited: 12 August 2020 8:31 am