Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to the Disrespect NoBody website.

This website is run by the Home Office. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

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 are not fully accessible. You can see a full list of any issues we currently know about in the Non-accessible content section of this statement.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: yyfma-VAWGcampaign@homeoffice.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).

 

If you are in Northern Ireland and are not happy with how we respond to your complaint you can contact the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland who are responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland.

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Home Office is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

 

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below:

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some elements of the site including the quizzes and polls are not accessible with a keyboard. In addition the videos in the carousel can also not be accessed without a mouse. This fails WCAG guidelines 2.1 Keyboard Accessible.

We plan to make all elements of the site fully accessible by keyboard before January 2021. When we add new features to the site we’ll make sure these are accessible by keyboard.

Some information on the site, specifically the correct answers to the quiz, are only indicated by the use of text colour. This fails WCAG guidelines 4.1 Distinguishable.

We plan to update the site to ensure that colour alone is not used to convey aspects of information before January 2021. When we publish new content we will ensure that colour alone is not used to convey information.

Website navigation does not include a search functionality or an A-Z index of pages. This fails WCAG guideline 2.4 Navigable.

We plan to add search functionality or an A-Z index of pages to the site to aid navigation before January 2021.

Not all of the links on the site accurately describe the content they load. For example, some of the links say “click here” instead of meaningful text. This fails WCAG guideline 2.4 Navigable.

We plan to update all site links to convey meaningful descriptions before January 2021. When we add new links to the site we will make sure these meet accessibility standards.

Dynamic updates that are linked to the filter on the “Need Help” page are not fully accessible for users with screen readers. This fails WCAG guideline 4.1 Robust.

We plan to ensure that any use of dynamic updates on the site are fully accessible before January 2021.

Text alternatives for images on the site do not always convey useful information for people using a screen reader. This fails WCAG guideline 1.1 Text Alternatives.

We plan to update links on the site that do not meet this guideline before January 2021.

The purpose of each section of content on a page is not always identifiable for people using screen readers. This fails WCAG guideline 1.3 Adaptable.

We plan to update the site to ensure that every page has a “Main” landmark, to ensure the purpose of each section of content on a page is identifiable for people using screen readers, before January 2021.

There are no skip links, meaning keyboard users must tab past the navigation on every page to get to the main content. This fails WCAG guideline 2.4 Navigable.

We plan to add skip links to the site before January 2021.

The formatting and coding of headings means they are difficult to distinguish and navigate for users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG guideline 1.3 Adaptable.

We plan to update the site to ensure that headings are correctly coded to ensure they are navigable for users of assistive technology before January 2021.

The polls and quizzes on the website are not coded in a way that allows users of assistive technology to engage with them. This fails WCAG guideline 4.1 Robust.

We plan to update the website to ensure all content is accessible to users of assistive technology before January 2021.

When the keyboard is users to navigate pages on the website, the focus box is not always clearly visible due to low colour contrast. This fails WCAG guideline 2.4 Robust.

We plan to update the website to ensure that when using the keyboard to navigate the site, the focus box is clear at all times. We plan to update this before January 2021.

When tabbing through the website, the tabbing order is not consistently logical which can make it confusing to navigate. This fails WCAG guideline 2.4 Navigable. Similarly, content is not consistently announced in a logical order when using a screen reader to access the website. This fails WCAG guideline 1.3 Adaptable.

We plan to review website content to ensure that the tabbing and reading order is logical on all pages before January 2021.

External web pages sometimes open in a new tab without warning, which can cause an unexpected change of context for users. This fails WCAG guideline 3.2 Predictable.

We plan to review and update all external site links on the website to ensure that they do not open in a new tab without warning. We plan to implement this update before January 2021.

Some text on the site does not have sufficient contrast with its background. This fails WCAG guideline 1.4 Distinguishable.

We plan to update the site to ensure all content on the site has sufficient colour contrast before January 2021.

There are instances of language on the site which can be misunderstood by screen readers. This fails WCAG guideline 3.1 Readable.

We plan to review and update all website content to avoid use of text which could be misunderstood to be an abbreviation before January 2021.

Pop-up content on the website does not always behave in the usual way and is not consistently navigable by keyboard. This fails WCAG guideline 1.4 Distinguishable.

We plan to update pop-up content on the website to ensure it behaves in the expected way and is fully accessible before January 2021.

 

Disproportionate burden

At this time, we have not made any disproportionate burden claims.

 

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

Video content

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. We also have some existing pre-recorded video content that was published before the 23rd September 2020. This content is also exempt from the regulations.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21st September 2020. It was last reviewed on 21st September 2020.

This website was last tested in August 2020.

Testing was carried out internally by the Home Office.

 

We tested the service based on a user’s ability to complete key journeys. All parts of the chosen journeys were tested, including documents. Journeys were chosen on a number of factors including usage statistics, risk assessments and subject matter.

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