Accessibility statement for Rates Payment Service
This page explains how accessible the nidirect Rates Payment Service is and what is being done to improve accessibility.
This service is part of the wider nidirect website. There’s a separate accessibility statement for the main nidirect website.
This page only contains information about the nidirect Rates Payment Service.
This statement applies to the Rates Payment Service web based application accessible via the www.nidirect.gov.uk website.
This application is run by the Department of Finance. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. When accessing the application through the web browser, you should be able to:
- zoom in up to 300 per cent without problems
- navigate most of the application using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the application using speech recognition software
- use most of the application using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and Voice Over)
How accessible this web application is
This web application is fully accessible.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information in a different format contact us by either calling the nidirect contact centre who handle calls on behalf of Land & Property Services on 0300 200 7802, or by email at email@example.com and advise:
- the web address (URL) of the content
- your name and email address
- the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF
Reporting accessibility problems with this web application
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website application. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us on 0300 200 7802 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate the issue.
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).
Technical information about the web application accessibility
nidirect is committed to making its website and apps accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies. (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This web application is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
How we tested this web application
This web application was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out externally and independently.
We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.