Accessibility statement for
This website is run by the Office for Product & Safety Standards. 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
- 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:
- Some embedded videos are not fully keyboard accessible.
- Some embedded videos do not have subtitles or closed captions.
- Linked PDFs are not accessible but are supported by identical textual content in this website.
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, contact: OPSS-People.Operations@beis.gov.uk
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
The Office for Product & Safety Standards 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.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
WCAG Success Criteria 1.2.2: Captions
The videos on the site do not currently have captions.
WCAG Success Criteria 2.1.1: Keyboard
The embedded player is not always easy to use with a keyboard in some browser and OS combinations.
Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content
Linked PDFs are not accessible but are supported by identical textual content in this website.
We believe that addressing the following issues now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment at the time of the next accessibility review, expected to be mid 2020.
At the time of the review these are scheduled to be replaced with newer content and are expected to have subtitles/captions as part of the embedded player’s functionality.
Keyboard issues with the embedded player stem from the 3rd party hosting the player, which is outside our developers’ purview. Alternatives may be investigated before the next review.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 4th November 2019. The test was carried out by TMP (UK) Limited.
We tested all the pages on the site at the time of the review with keyboard, the axe web extension and code review.
This statement was prepared on 7th November 2019.