Guidance

Accessibility statement for new adults in the home service

This accessibility statement is for our digital service to tell us about new adults in the home.

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

  • 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 are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

Some other issues regarding text alternatives are present for a small number of links or images. These are in the process of being remedied.

The majority of the site is fully accessible including to screen readers and those using assistive technology. This includes the use of text alternatives for links, images and buttons.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like large print or braille, you can:

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

People who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment can contact us using a text relay service.

You can contact us by:

Our helpline is open from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Ofsted 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

Most images and links have a clear text alternative however some do not have a text alternative, or alternatives text are not clear, so the information in them is not available to people using a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives at which point we will update this statement. Whenever we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 24 September 2019. The test was carried out by Digital Accessibility Centre. We tested our nanny registration service.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are currently building this service; it is in a development stage where we seek public feedback. As we continue to develop the service we will improve accessibility. We will adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard for all new and amended content and pages as the service continues to be developed.

This statement was prepared on 18 February 2020. It was last updated on 18 February 2020.

Published 18 February 2020