Historic England Foundation Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for the Historic England Foundation.

This accessibility statement applies to https://historicenglandfoundation.org.uk/

This website managed by Historic England on behalf of the Historic England Foundation which is a registered charity. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service. 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 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:

  • Some elements on the cookie banner have vague alt text, which might present comprehension problems for users reliant on screen readers.

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 five 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 customer services on [email protected], who will pass your request on to the appropriate team.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Historic England 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-compliance listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

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

The website fails the following Level A criteria:

1.1.1 - Non-text Content:

  • The 'Powered by Cookiebot' logo in the cookie banner is simply read as 'logo' by screen readers, which might prove to be a slightly vague interpretation for some users.
  • The widget displayed in the bottom left corner of the site which allows users to reopen the cookie banner has vague alt text. The widget is interpreted as 'Open widget' by the screen reader, which gives no context as to its purpose and could be confusing for some users.

Disproportionate Burden

Historic England uses cookie banner software developed and supplied by Cookiebot. Both 1.1.1 Non-Text Content defects are present in the cookie banner and have therefore been reported to Cookiebot, who have committed to fixing the defects in their next software release. Unfortunately the date of this release has not been disclosed to Historic England but may be available before the end of 2023.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

It is Historic England’s intention for historicenglandfoundation.org.uk to remain compliant and we are committed to continually reviewing our offer. Issues with the cookie banner software developed and supplied by Cookiebot have been reported to Cookiebot, who have committed to fixing the defects in their next software release. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 28th July 2023. It was last updated on the 21 August 2023.

This website was last tested on 21st July 2023 by internal staff, who tested all the content on the website.