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Accessibility statement

Digital accessibility is about removing the barriers that prevent people from using websites and apps. This statement applies to the design, content and build of the domain.

Digital accessibility is about removing the barriers that prevent people from using websites and apps. This statement applies to the design, content and build of the domain.

Ensuring accessibility across all interactions with our team is a fundamental principle. We believe in inclusivity and strive to make every aspect of our communication and engagement accessible to all users.

Since 2018, it has been mandatory for all UK websites belonging to public sector entities to adhere to the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility guidelines. As accessibility experts, we have diligently ensured all our digital platforms are compliant whether public sector or not, and we continue to do so with the recent introduction of WCAG 2.2 AA guidelines. These guidelines establish essential criteria for readability, text-to-speech assistance, and the use of plain language, ensuring universal access and comprehension of vital information for all users.

Digital accessibility matters to us, because we want everyone to be able to use our website. This means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without issues
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • listen the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

Compliance status

Our website aims to be as compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard as possible. We have also taken additional measures to ensure we follow AAA standards as often as possible.

Areas where we have not been able to achieve AAA standards:

  • Our colours are AA compliant. We will be implementing a colour switch to enhance our colour options,benefiting users who are neurodiverse and who have visual impairments.
  • Our form is a short term solution from a third party provider.
  • There is one place where our line-height for paragraph text is not 1.5 but this text is large and acts like the heading title.

These will be included in the next release of the website.


We’ve tried our best to make this site as accessible as possible, and we’re always looking for ways to improve. So if you’ve found a page or area that’s hard to use, please let us know.


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How have we been accessible?

Our accessibility expert and champions have been engaged in all stages of the development of our website, including:

  • User Experience (logical content structures, easy to use interfaces)
  • Design (font usage, colour contrast, layout and shape)
  • Front end (semantic code)
  • Technical (how the site works, what functions are used to assist users)

We use StoryBook for our frontend development and while building our website, we implemented the “addon-a11y”. This tests component compliance with web accessibility standards and allows us to test accessibility at every stage of development.

We’ve also used these assistive technologies and validators throughout the development:

  • VoiceOver, iOS screen reade
  • Zoom in iOS
  • Navigated the site with a keyboard
  • Chrome Lighthouse, as an overview and for scoring the site out of 100
  • Reviewing type hierarchy in Wave
  • Using Stark plug in in Figma to ensure strong colour contrast
  • SiteImprove to check for errors
  • Axe Dev Tools to check code issues

Continuously committed to improving accessibility, our team of specialists will regularly evaluate the website and its content to maintain superior standards.

How to make the site right for you?

You can make the text and images larger

You can zoom in and out differently depending on your device

Mac - command and +/-

PC - CTRL and +/-

On an iPhone

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ app
  2. Select ‘Accessibility’.
  3. Select’ zoom’ and adjust your zoom level.

On an Android

  1. On your device, open the Settings app.
  2. Search and select Display size.
  3. To change your preferred display size, move the slider left or right.

You can navigate through using your keyboard

Using the keyboard you can:

  1. Tab allows you to tab to each link and we have added clear focus states so you can see where you are
  2. The arrows allow you to navigate left, right, up and down
  3. The space hows you to scroll down the page in larger chunks

Adjust the brightness

In places our site can be quite light and you can reduce your brightness.


  1. Choose Apple menu
  2. Select System Settings
  3. Click Displays in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
  4. Drag the Brightness slider on the right to adjust the brightness of your display.


  1. Go to your Settings
  2. Select System
  3. Click Displays
  4. Select Brightness

We can’t wait to bring out our colour switch to make this easier for you