The Office of Government Commerce is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience - regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.

The Internet has helped to change the way people work and communicate. We would like to give control to the user and let them decide how they will view the site. The website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select for our visitors.

The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) guidelines.


Web Accessibility Initiative

This website endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these Guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users.

There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and older content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.

If you have any problems accessing any information on the site, please contact the OGC Service Desk (0845 000 499) and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.


W3C - Validation Service

This website is built using code compliant with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets.

W3C is the governing authority on web development standards and practices.

The site displays correctly with current browsers, and using standard XHTML code means that any future browsers will also display this website correctly. If you have a problem viewing any part of this website in your browser, please contact the OGC Service Desk (0845 000 4999) to report the problem.


Increase text size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings.

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
  • If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.
  • If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the View menu, select Text Size and choose Increase until the text is that size you require.


Access keys

The OGC website implements the Access Keys function within your web browser. Each browser have their own key combination to activate the access key feature. Please refer to the help file of your browser to learn more.

The access keys are:

1 - Main homepage
c - About OGC
p - Procurement homepage
g - Programmes homepage
y - Efficiency homepage
r - Resource Toolkit
l - Document Library