Accessibility statement for Home Office Design System
This accessibility statement applies to https://design.homeoffice.gov.uk.
This website is run by the Home Office. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- Zoom in up to 250% without the text spilling off the screen
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. You can see a full list of any issues we currently know about in the Non-accessible content section of this statement.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact us via the methods listed at https://design.homeoffice.gov.uk/contribute
We'll consider your request and get back to you in 30 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Design Operations team on email: email@example.com
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).
If you are in Northern Ireland and are not happy with how we respond to your complaint you can contact the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland who are responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations') in Northern Ireland.
Technical information about this website's accessibility
The Home Office 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Some code blocks cannot be ‘scrolled’ by keyboard users (fails WCAG guideline 2.1.1 Keyboard. We will fix this by January 2022)
There is a missing
<caption>element on the Components page for tables within the ‘Props’ click to reveal (fails WCAG guideline 1.3.1 Info and relationships. We will fix this by January 2022)
Issue with (Edge 90, Chrome 91) and on mobile (Android 11/Chrome 91, iOS 13.7/Safari) - the footer content does not adjust correctly when the page is zoomed in to 400%, so you may need to scroll horizontally to see all the items. The main content also overlaps with the footer on IE 11 (fails WCAG guideline 1.4.10 Reflow. We will fix this by January 2022)
The site map is a long list and should be divided into sections reflecting the structure of the website (fails WCAG guideline 2.4.5: Multiple Ways. We will fix this by January 2022)
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
All content tested is compliant with the WCAG guidelines to the best of our knowledge. If you find areas in the site that are inaccessible, please contact us.
At this time, we have not made any disproportionate burden claims.
Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
At this time, we have not identified any content that is not within scope of the accessibility regulations.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 6 June 2021. It was last reviewed on 29 July 2021.
This website was last tested on 6 June 2021.
Testing was carried out internally by the Home Office.
We tested the service based on a user's ability to complete key journeys. All parts of the chosen journeys were tested, including documents. Journeys were chosen on a number of factors including usage statistics, risk assessments and subject matter.