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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to The National Archives Trust website:

nationalarchivestrust.org.uk

This website is operated by The National Archives Trust. 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 using browser or device settings
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using a keyboard or 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 majority of the website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and 2.2 AA standard, however some parts of this website are not fully accessible because:

  • Some elements are in modal windows that obscure other page elements
  • Some semantic HTML elements are not correctly marked up
  • Some content contains acronyms and other jargon that some users may find confusing
  • Some links and images that are not self-explanatory to screen reader users
  • Pages contain links to websites or software that we do not own or manage and so cannot guarantee their accessibility.

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact info@nationalarchivestrust.org.uk .

Please provide us with:

  • The web address (URL) of the content you need
  • The format you need it in
  • Your name and email address.

We’ll aim to get back to you in 21 days.

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

The National Archives Trust 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

The website is partially compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 AA standard, for the issues stated below.

Non-compliance with the Accessibility Regulations

  • Acronyms are used in the Our Work and Our People sections. This fails the WCAG success criterion 3.1.4 (Abbreviations)
  • Descriptive names or context are not present for all links in the Our People and News and Press sections. This fails WCAG success criterion2.4.4:Link Purpose (In Context)
  • The ‘Customize Consent Preferences‘ mechanism presents an overlay which covers page content. This fails the WCAG success criteria 2.4.11: Focus Not Obscured (Minimum)
  • The landmarks of banner, main, complementary, and contentinfo are not currently top-level landmarks. This fails the WCAG success criteria 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A).

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The National Archives Trust is committed to making its website accessible.Our aim is to:

  • carry out regular accessibility audits and testing
  • designing and building to level AA of WCAG 2.2
  • fix the non-compliant issues within 3 months from the publication of this statement.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17th January 2024. It was last reviewed on 17th January 2024.

This website was last tested on 17th January 2024 against the WCAG 2.1 and 2.2 standard.

The test was carried out by an independent developer on behalf of The National Archives Trust. Pages were tested using automated testing tools with additional manual testing carried out on various devices to ensure compliance.