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Government Communication Plan 2019/20

Accessibility Statement

This website is run by the Government Communication Service (GCS). 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 300% 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 aren’t fully accessible:

  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact webmaster@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

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

GCS 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.

Non accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).
We’ll fix this issue by the end of December 2019.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 20 September 2019. The test was carried out by the Cabinet Office Digital Communications team.

We tested every page of our main website platform, available at gcs.civilservice.gov.uk/communication-plan-2019/

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are ensuring all site editors and developers working on this site receive full accessibility training before working on the site.

 

This statement was prepared on 20 September 2019. It was last updated on 20 September 2019.

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