Accessibility Statement

Last updated: August 2021

1

Introduction

1.1

Kaplan SQE Limited (Kaplan SQE) has been appointed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) as the sole provider of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (‘the Assessment”) and is registered with the Education Skills Funding Agency as the End Point Assessment Organisation (“EPAO)”.

1.2

We are committed to ensuring fair access for all candidates, to the services we provide in delivering the Assessment, please read our Fair Access Policy for further information.

1.3

This accessibility statement applies to the website https://sqe.sra.org.uk (SQE).

1.4

When using this website you should be able to:

1.4.1

Navigate the website using a keyboard

1.4.2

Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

1.4.3

Use the site with a screen reader (including the most versions of JAWS and NVDA)

1.4.4

Change browser colours, contrast levels and fonts

1.4.5

Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

1.5

Where a candidate is not able to use the SQE Candidate Account (online registration and booking process, including to make an application for reasonable adjustments and for submitting supporting evidence), we can offer alternative means of communication and provide information in different formats. Candidates requiring further assistance should contact us at enquiries@sqe.sra.org.uk and our team members will work with candidates to find the best way to help.

1.6

You can read our Reasonable Adjustment policy for further information.

1.7

We are working to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or if you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us.

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How accessible is the website

2.1

This website aims to conform with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA , and has been assessed against AA standards.

2.2

Kaplan SQE Limited will work to provide solutions in 2021/22 where we have identified parts of the website which are not fully accessible:

2.2.1

On smaller devices, at higher zoom levels, tables will go off the side of the page.

2.2.2

Visual headings - Headings for selecting grades in Hotjar are not clearly identified to screen readers and could be confusing.

2.3

Non-accessible content

SQE1 sample questions in PDF format are not accessible. We provide these questions in an accessible HTML version.

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Preparation of this accessibility statement.

3.1

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2021. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2021.

3.2

This website was last tested on 22 September 2021. The test was carried out by Kaplan SQE Ltd. and by The Digital Accessibility Centre tested the website in June 2021.

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