This accessibility statement applies to the Programme Challenger website ( www.programechallenger.co.uk ).
We want everyone to be able to use this website. You might have a better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your needs. The site has been built so that you should be able to:
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use.
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.
If you can't access something you need on this site, please tell us about it and we will get you what you need in another way:
Online using our accessibility contact form.
To help us understand the problem as quickly as we can, please tell us:
This is only for telling us about accessibility problems. If you'd like to contact us about something else, and you need a response, please use our contact page.
If you have made a complaint and you’re not happy with what we did about it, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Programme Challenger 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.
Find out more about the technical accessibility standards we follow.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
There are a number of WCAG 2.1 AA non compliances within the data visualisations including:
Some map buttons and components don’t have focus visible styles. This doesn’t meet success criterion 2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA).
Some page content doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 compliance including:
We are working to fix most of the accessibility problems with this website by September 2020. But there are some things which we may not fix because they would take too much time relative to the benefit to our users.
The tools we use to create our interactive data visualisations don’t provide a text alternative (such as a table) to the visual data representation. This makes the data inaccessible to some people. We are reviewing our data visualisation tools but we may not be able to fix this in a reasonable time.
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents are not fully accessible, for example, they may not be easy to read using a screen reader.
By September 2020, we aim to have replaced or fixed any PDF and Word documents which are essential to our services, like forms published as Word documents.
We don’t plan to fix every older non-essential document like old campaign PDFs.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
This website was last tested by an external audit in September 2020, using:
We continually monitor and test the accessibility of our site and have made fixing and improving the accessibility of the site part of our daily work. This statement was first written on 03 September 2020. It was last updated on 03 September 2020.