Accessibility statement

This website is built and maintained by the UK Government Digital Service. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and font sizes
  • zoom in up to 400% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please tell us by emailing us at

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (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

The Government Digital Service is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard

How we tested this website

This website was last audited externally on 9 July 2020. The test was carried out by The Digital Accessibility Centre.

The last external audit looked at our:

  • homepage
  • guide pages
  • case study pages
  • about page

The following issues were discovered and fixed:

  • invalid use of alt text for images and logos
  • links to PDFs not relayed to users
  • low text contrast
  • duplicate headings
  • links out of context
  • repeating button labels

This statement was prepared on 13 July 2020. It was last updated on 31 July 2020.