Accessibility Statement for Environment Agency - Environment Agency

Accessibility Statement for Environment Agency

This website is run by TMP (UK) Limited. 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:

  • Some users of assistive technology may find navigating the video controls difficult.
  • The cookie preferences panels have two features that may present minor difficulties for some users of assistive technology.

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 us giving details of the issue and any assistive technology you are using.

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

Environment Agency 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

Disproportionate burden

We believe that addressing the following 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, likely to be Summer 2021.

WCAG 2.1, 2.4 Keyboard Navigation

Embedded videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo and other media players include non-accessible elements that are native to the video platform. For example, some users may find the controls awkward to navigate. This fails WCAG criteria 2.1 and 2.4, concerning keyboard accessibility and navigability.

WCAG 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap

On first visting the site the cookie message banner will appear. The browser focus will go to this banner and the keyboard navigation will be kept inside the banner’s controls. This is important so that the cookie choices are prominent to those using assistive technology.

WCAG 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions

A checkbox element within the Cookie Preferences tool has no label There is no minimal impact to users of assistive tech. This is part of a 3rd party integration that can only be fixed by the vendor.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

No items to add.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 28 February 2022. The test was carried out by TMP Worldwide (UK) Limited.

All pages on the site were tested.

This statement was prepared on 28 February 2022.