As part of new regulations we will be updating this statement soon. As consistency is important, we are waiting for the UK Government Digital Service to publish their model statement before publishing ours.

Commitment

We want our site to be accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of this site.

Guidelines

In designing and delivering this resource we have utilised the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (WCAG 2.1). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible and usable for people with disabilities. We intend that the resource should be easy and enjoyable to use for everyone.

We have tried to ensure that the HTML and CSS used to deliver this resource validate correctly, and display as intended in current browsers on Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS.

Exceptions and issues

While we have tried to make this resource as accessible and usable as possible, this is a dynamic and evolving resource and so errors and issues may still occur.

Things we are currently working on:

  • Adding alternative text to images where it is missing
  • Making documents (Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and pdf files) fully accessible
  • Improving the website colour contrast and general usability

If you experience any difficulty in using this resource, or if you have any feedback relating to the accessibility or usability of the resource, then please get in touch.

Guidance

If you need assistance in making your computer work better for your accessibility needs, the following AbilityNet articles may be of interest (these articles are provided because we think they may be helpful, we can provide no guarantees as to their usefulness in any given scenario):

Further details

Our internal policies for which browsers we support and how sites should be developed to ensure accessibility: