Accessibility Statement for Senior mental health leads training grant application – step 1
The website is run by the Department for Education (DfE). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, it is possible to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate 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)
AbilityNet (opens in new tab) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
For screen reader users:
- not all pages are navigated sequentially. For example, when landing on the ‘Your campuses’ page focus moves to the footer instead of the main body of the page
- when tabbing from the accessibility statement link in the footer, focus moves to the top of the page instead of to the next footer item
For NVDA users:
- the check box text labels are not read aloud on the ‘Delete my campus application’ ‘Confirmation’ & ‘Summary’ pages so the user would not know what the options are to be selected
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format:
We will consider your request and get back to you in 2 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:
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) (opens in new tab).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Department for Education 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 (opens in new tab) AA standard.
The content below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Not all pages are navigated sequentially. This fails WCAG 2.1AA success criterion 2.4.3 (Navigable – Focus Order)
- check box text labels are not read aloud on some pages when using a NVDA screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1AA success criterion 3.3.2 (Input Assistance – Labels or Instructions)
What we are doing to improve accessibility
working on improvements so that:
- all pages can be navigated sequentially when using screen readers
- check box labels are read aloud when using a NVDA screen reader
- continue to test that the web application complies with the WCAG 2.1AA standard as enhancements or changes are made
- perform an annual accessibility audit & publish an updated accessibility statement
We aim to resolve the accessibility issues by September 2022.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 8th October 2021. It was last reviewed on 4th April 2022.
The website was last tested on 4th April 2022. This was carried out by the DfE.
Testing was carried out using:
- Dragon NaturallySpeaking (V15.61) is a voice recognition (speech to text) program used by people who may have upper limb disorders or specific problems using their hands. It requires minimal user interface from a mouse or keyboard
- JAWS (2022) is a screen reader (text to speech) program developed for users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications
- NVDA (2021) is a screen reader for users with sight loss or visual impairments
- Zoomtext (2021) is a fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision users. It enlarges and enhances everything on screen, echoes typing and essential program activity, and reads screen content
Testing was carried out considering the following disabilities:
- Keyboard Only User: The user has a motor impairment that limits them to using only a keyboard to operate a computer
- Voice Activation User: The user has a motor impairment that limits them to using only voice commands to operate a computer via assistive technology such as a microphone and dictation software
- Screen Reader User: The user has a visual impairment that limits them to using accessibility software such as a screen reader to operate a computer via keyboard control and feedback via audible descriptions of visual elements
- Low Vision User: The user has a visual impairment that limits their access to content presented at 100% magnification. The user utilises system/browser controls or accessibility software to increase screen magnification
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing User: The user has a hearing impairment that limits their access to audio content
- Learning Difficulties User: The user has a learning disability that limits their access to content that is presented in a way that requires a high level of literacy
Testing methodology and browser compatibility
Testing was undertaken:
- using 2 different screen reader packages as they often interact differently with a page
- using only keyboard commands and voice where applicable. A mouse or similar device was not used
- with consideration given to usability and neurodiversity
- in a structured way, often following a business process from beginning to end
Testing was undertaken with:
- the latest versions of IE11, Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers
- Windows operating system
- Android, iPad and Mac devices