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Accessibility statement for the Natural England Access to Evidence Catalogue website

This accessibility statement applies to the Access to Evidence website on the domain This website is run by Natural England.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • use browser settings or plugins to change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • navigate most of the website, apart from the maps, 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)
  • Zoom in up to 300%

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.

Known accessibility issues

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most of the PDF documents are not fully accessible
  • the maps are not fully accessible, particularly with a keyboard
  • the tabbing focus order is different to the visual order on the page
  • some links have unclear link text
  • some pages have duplicate titles
  • colour contrast is too low on some text
  • the focus highlight is sometimes hard to see

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We’re fixing accessibility problems with our most popular reports by the end of March 2023.

We won’t publish any new reports unless they are accessible.

We’re working on fixing some of the accessibility issues with the site where we can using the editor that we have by the end of December 2022.

We’re in the process of hiring a developer to fix the issues listed under the ‘Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations’ section (refer to full PDF version) by March 2023.

We’re intending to find a more accessible system to replace this site with by 2025.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26 July 2022.
It was last reviewed on 03 November 2022.
This website was last tested on 4 February 2022.

The test was carried out by the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC). They tested all the main pages on the site and a small sample of the typical report pages.

Due to a technical issue we are currently unable to publish the full statement here in HTML. For the full statement that also includes technical information about this website’s accessibility, please refer to the PDF download available under ‘Downloads available for this record’.

Downloads available for this record

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Access to Evidence Catalogue accessibility statement (PDF), PDF, 116.8 kB 2022/11/04