Accessibility Statement for EdTech Demonstrator programme

This accessibility statement applies to the EdTech Demonstrator programme website

The website is run by LGfL. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, it means you should be able to: 

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts 

  • zoom in up to 200% 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)

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 videos do not have captions available

  • Search does not contain a status message to make users aware of important changes to the results

  • When using the webform to request support, if errors occur they are not listed at the top of the page, and only the first is listed in line with the field where it occurred

  • When on a mobile, using the keyboard to navigate the menu navigation may result in the focus getting placed incorrectly on the page behind 

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, please contact us using:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 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

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

LGfL 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some of the images on the site do not have appropriate text alternatives. In some cases, decorative images have descriptive text alternatives where these should be empty, and in other cases images that aren’t decorative do not have descriptive text alternatives. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). 

  • We plan to add text alternatives for all non decorative images by the end of 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
  • The GDPR cookies ‘Accept all’ button is not in the correct tabbing order, making it more difficult for keyboard users to accept and close the cookies message. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.3 (Focus order.)

  • We plan to correct this by the end of 2020. 
  • The search results page does not announce a status message, so screen reader users will not be made aware of important changes in content when completing a search. This fails  WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.3 (Status messages). We plan to correct this by the end of 2021. 

  • The request support webform does not announce a status message for errors, so screen reader users will not be made aware of how many and which errors have occurred. This fails  WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.3 (Status messages). We plan to correct this by the end of 2021. 

  • When using a keyboard in the mobile version of the navigation, the focus indicator may move incorrectly to the page behind the menu navigation, and users may become stuck. We plan to correct this by the end of 2021. 

Disproportionate burden

  • Pre-recorded audio & video: Existing pre-recorded audio and video on this site may not include captions. We do not plan to add captions to these recordings. 

  • Existing PDFs and documents: most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software. We do not plan to edit those retrospectively. 

Third party tools and software 

We make use of third party resources such as I-frames, audio and video players to embed content in our website. Wherever possible we will ensure these are conformant, but in some cases users may have difficulty navigating them using a keyboard. 

Where videos are hosted on YouTube then in most cases automatic captions are available. If you encounter a video without captions and need assistance, please get in contact with us. 

We do not provide transcripts for videos as this would be a disproportionate burden to produce. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

  • We are working to correct the non-compliances listed above as soon as possible.

  • We have created a guide for content, design and development to use to check for accessibility issues

  • We have trained the content authoring team in accessibility requirements

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on the 3rd of December 2020. It was last reviewed on the 3rd of December 2020. 

This website was last tested on the 27th of November 2020 The test was carried out by Zaizi Ltd and LGfL.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

Zaizi Ltd searched the website looking for pages that contained a representative selection of the components and layouts used on the website. They tested those and reported the accessibility issues found. They instructed the developers to fix those issues, then to look through all the other pages of the website looking for similar issues and to correct those issues on all pages of the website.