Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

This website is run by the HM Government. 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 200% 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

  • The form is not fully accessible when using a screenreader.
  • We know PDF documents within the Childcare Providers toolkit section are not fully accessible to screen reader software. These are non-essential documents and are for Childcare Providers only.

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: Accesssibility@binaryvision.com.

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

Childcare Choices 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 and  exemptions’ listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Form when using a screen reader

  • Childcare providers’ communications toolkit

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some elements of the form are not accessible with a screen reader.

Disproportionate burden

We have developed a range of communications tools to help Childcare Providers promote 30 hours and Tax-Free childcare. These consist of PDFs and images purely for Childcare Providers, and not essential for the general public.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the accessibility issues with PDFs. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23rd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23rd September 2020.

This website was last tested on 23rd September 2020. The test was carried out by Binary Vision.

The following pages were tested:

Binary Vision selected all tests relevant to the four sample pages using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1. All relevant tests were performed for each page.

We chose the three sample pages and Communications toolkit section, as they represent a comprehensive mix of content.