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Accessibility statement for ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/gb/

This accessibility statement applies to ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/gb/

This website is run by Ordnance Survey. 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:

  • Links within PDF’s do not have any additional styling other than colour
  • Some text may be difficult to read when increasing the zoom of text only
  • Not all content is accessible using a keyboard only
  • The tabbing order of content is not always logical
  • Some content on the site does not meet the minimum recommended contrast ratio and therefore may be difficult to read

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, then please contact us.

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

Ordnance Survey 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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Links within PDF’s present on the website do not contain additional styling other than colour to convey a link is present. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.1 Use of Colour.
  • Some text across the website such as white text on a grey background may be difficult to read due to some text not meeting the minimum recommended contrast ratio of 4.5:1. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).
  • Copy across multiple pages on the website is difficult to read when zooming font only to 200%. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 Resize Text.
  • Zooming all content to 400% causes the header and bottom navigation to take up a large majority of the page making navigation difficult to use at higher zoom levels. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 Reflow.
  • Multiple components such as toggles on the cookie settings, search fields, and map icons were found to not meet the minimum recommended contrast ratio in a non-focused and focused state. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.11 Non-Text Contrast.
  • Multiple components on the site, including the map element are unable to be interacted with using a keyboard only. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard.
  • Multiple focus order issues including the cookie notice being the last element when tabbing through the website using a keyboard. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 Focus Order.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can use GPS devices. By December 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix the 1:250 000 Scale Colour Raster PDF.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Departments and agencies are urgently fixing content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We will update this page when issues are fixed.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 01/10/2021. It was last reviewed on 01/10/2021.

This website was last tested on 02/08/2021. The test was carried out by Zoonou.

We used this approach on a sample of pages to test WCAG-EM.