Accessibility statement for Cyber Exchange

This accessibility statement applies to Cyber Exchange:

This website is run by techUK Ltd, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • The email address text input field on the newsletter sign-up form lacks a label to describe what it is for. This is due to restrictions in the third party component used for this feature.

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 5 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:

Cyber Exchange Team: [email protected]

UK 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

techUK is committed to making its website 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 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The newsletter form email input lacks a label so people using a screen reader do not know the input data expectations. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).

We have provided some context for screen reader users by adding an aria label to the third party iframe for the newsletter form.

In some user-generated content, text is visually represented as a list but not structured as a list. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).

In some user-generated content, the purpose of some links may not be obvious from the link text. This fails WCAG 2.1 A success criteria 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context).

We are improving our user-generated content by educating our content creators in how to improve the accessibility of the content that they publish.

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard because some form controls are missing a label tag. Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. We are arranging for this issue to be fixed by January 2022.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 28th September 2021. It was last reviewed on 20th January 2022. This website was last tested on 20th January 2022. The test was carried out by Surevine Ltd. They tested every core page on the website and a small sample of individual item pages within the Clusters, Opportunities, Events, and News sections. Each individual item page within these sections is automatically generated from plain text. This was deemed enough to cover the entire website and discover all accessibility issues that might exist.