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Accessibility


The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone. People access the web in many different ways and BIS promotes inclusion for all, regardless of disability, capability or technology.

The Department has worked extensively to achieve accessibility with this site, seeking to meet Level Double-A accessibility under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, as mandated by Government website guidelines.

The site is designed also to meet the following standards:

Accessibility policy

Our accessibility policy document provides clear accessibility principles that all BIS organisational websites are required to follow:

Exceptions

We are aware that some of our non-HTML content is not as accessible as it could be. PDF documents, for example, may not always be optimised for accessibility.

There is a limitation of the technology used to create forms available throughout the site which associates labels and input fields incorrectly. This can make the use of forms more complicated when using assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Where non-accessible content is discovered, we will attempt to fix the problem. If this is not possible, we will provide alternative formats on request.

Access keys

The UK Government Access Keys Standard has been applied to this site. These provide a keyboard shortcut for users wishing to go directly to specific parts of the site and help those who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse. A subset of the standard has been used and the access keys are defined as follows:

  • S - Skip to main content of page 
  • 1 - Home page
  • 3 - Site map
  • 4 - Search this site
  • 6 - Help accessing our website
  • 9 - Feedback about this website

How to use access keys

BrowserWhat to do
Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 4 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac) Access keys are not supported
Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac) Access keys are not supported
Netscape 7 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Safari and Omniweb (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Opera Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

 

Feedback

If you have comments or suggestions about this site, please get in touch: digital@bis.gsi.gov.uk