Accessibility statement

This statement applies to content published on the domain. It does not apply to content on subdomains (for example, or on GOV.UK

This website is run by the 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:

  • zoom in up to 300% 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)

How accessible this website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • the main menu items do not use clear colour contrast when in the focus state

GOV.UK services

Each service has its own accessibility page, with details of how accessible the service is, how to report problems and how to request information in an alternative format. You can access these pages from the footer inside the service.

Feedback and contact information

Tell us if you need information in a different format.

In your message, include:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your email address and name
  • the format you need – for example, plain text, braille, BSL, large print or audio CD

You can request a PDF in an accessible format from its page. Click ‘Request an accessible format’ to contact the organisation that published the document.

You can also view the organisation’s accessible document policy to report any problems or request documents in an alternative format.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact us.

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

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.

Compliance status

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

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The colours used in the main menu, when in the focus state, do not meet minimum colour contrast.

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)).

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working with contractors to ensure selection of accessible colour combinations in the main menu is available in the next iteration of this platform. A fix is expected to be in place by summer 2023.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 25 May 2022. It was last reviewed on 25 May 2022.