Using this website
This website is run by His Majesty's Government Communications Centre. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
His Majesty's Government Communications Centre is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
Not all embedded videos have an audio descriptive track. We aim to add this by 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of video meets accessibility standards. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.3 and 1.2.5.
The Spotify player is a third party embed on the ‘Software’ page renders with a loss of text content when text is resized to 200% within Firefox but not Google Chrome. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4. We supply a direct link to the Spotify playlist in text as an alternative, where this playlist can be viewed in full as an alternative.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Many of our older PDFs don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they contain images of text which cannot be interpreted by screen readers.
The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 2 August 2019. The test was carried out by Zoonou Limited. The test approach covered all pages across the website. As a result, a total of 29 issues were raised and 25 were successfully fixed during the test period.
This statement was prepared on 04/09/2019. It was last updated on 04/09/2019.