Accessibilty Statement for our website

This statement applies to the domain.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website.

Our accessibility commitment includes making sure that our website visitors can:

  • Easily understand our web pages by making the content as simple as possible
  • Zoom in up to 300% on a web page 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)

How accessible this website is

Some parts of the website may not be fully accessible. For example:

  • Older PDF documents

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format, please let us know by email:

Include in your email the web address of the content (specific URL) and the format you need.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, email us:

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is responsible for enforcing the public sector bodies (websites and mobile applications) (No.2) accessibility regulations 2018.

If you make a complaint and you're not happy with how we respond, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

UKRI 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 partially compliant with the web content accessibility guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to certain non-compliances and exemptions.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations: PDFs and other documents

Many of our PDFs may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Disproportionate burden: PDFs and other documents

We have assessed that fixing every document on would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

We believe that the benefit of assigning staff to immediately fix all documents on would not be justified.

Content that's not within the scope of the regulations: PDFs and other documents

Some of our older PDFs may not meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be marked up so they are accessible to a screen reader. These are documentation for older software packages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018. We will not replace these documents with accessible versions.

Where possible, any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards. Where this is not possible, we will endeavour to make the information available in an accessible format.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We used the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool and manual testing of the accessibility of the site for compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1.

As we continue to develop the website and its content, we will re-audit and test the website for accessibility on a regular basis.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 29 April 2024.

This website was last tested on 29 April 2024.