Navigating the site
There are a few ways you can navigate around the site. On a desktop or laptop you can use the top-level drop-down navigation found in the header. For most internal pages you can use the breadcrumb trail which appears just above the content.
On mobile you can navigate via the menu when clicking on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the header to expand the navigation.
You can also navigate the site from the sitemap page which can be found in the footer links.
Most browsers support text resizing or page zooming, changing this depends on the device and browser you are using. The site content should support zooming in up to 300%.
Sites with language variants can be accessed via a link in the header which states the current language of the site or page.
Headings on pages appear in logical nested order using HTML heading tags to create visual hierarchy across all content.
The different fonts used across sites have all been chosen to be clear and easy-to-read. Fallback fonts are in place for accessibility across all browsers.
Foreground and background colour contrast is checked against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines level AA.
Clear error messages indicate the exact place on a form the error has occurred and prompts have been used to explain how to correct the error.
Parts of our websites are not fully accessible, these have been outlined below.
- Some tables do not have header rows.
- Some attached documents are in PDF format and are not accessible.
- Some images do not have fully compliant alternative text.
- Most pages do not have a 'skip to content' function.
- Some content is contained within images for example graphs and infographics.
- Some non-English pages/sites have attachments in different languages, and the language for the attachments is not identified or indicated within the files.
- Focus state outlines have been removed from some components.
- Some websites that were developed before 23 September 2018 contain components that are not optimised for screen readers.
- PDFs and other documents
- Documents are not currently accessible by screen readers and are missing text alternatives.
- Some button hover states only rely on colour change.
- Buttons do not have a correct role identified, this will affect how they work with assistive technology. We are looking at ways to resolve this.
- Some focus states have been removed, this will affect keyboard accessibility displaying the current selection.
Reporting accessibility problems
Problems accessing any part of the site can be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the website and page URL, along with the device and browser you are using when reporting an issue.
How this site was tested
All of our websites and landing pages are audited pre and post launch and regularly updated. They are tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and these tests are carried out internally.
- Browsers we test on:
- Internet Explorer 11
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Operating systems we test on:
This statement was prepared on 30 March 2020.
This statement was last updated on 30 March 2020