This accessibility statement applies to the Design History service.

This website is run by the Department for Education. 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
  • 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.

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 14 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 us using the following methods:

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 Department for Education is committed to making its websites 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 WCAG version 2.1 AA standard due to the following non-compliances.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We are working to fix the style issue of the menu on mobile devices, as this is part of a separate component, this affects multiple services. We aim to resolve this by the end of March 2024.

We encourage teams writing design history posts to ensure images contain alt text and we will be running automated tests to identify services that do not meet this criteria.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 7 September 2022. It was last reviewed on 19 February 2024.

This website was last tested on 19 April 2023. The test was carried out by the Design Ops team in line with WCAG-EM, using:

  • Screen-reader software
  • Pa11y Automated testing of all pages
  • Manual testing