This website is run by the GREAT HQ team within the Department for International Trade. It allows UK and international visitors to access news and information about the GREAT Britain campaign, as well as its partners and ambassadors. In addition, this website also hosts the GREAT campaign blog and provides a contact form for visitors to ask questions about the campaign and how they can get involved.

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

  • 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 (the website is optimised for NVDA, Voiceover and Talkback)

This site:

  • has enabled visual indicators 

  • is suitable for desktop and mobile use

  • uses words that are clear and simple to understand throughout the website

  • has a structure that is easy to understand and navigate 

  • has meaningful and descriptive links which help users with screen readers to understand the content more easily

  • has accessible descriptions where necessary for all images

AbilityNet has tips on how to make your device easier to use if you have a disability.

 

How accessible this website is

We are constantly improving the content and performance of our website to make sure it can best support UK and international visitors. Recent testing showed that some parts of the website are not yet fully accessible. For example:

  • the template we use for our website may not yet have full keyboard functionality

  • it is not yet possible to zoom up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

  • our videos do not yet have closed captions

  • some call to action buttons may not yet have descriptive textual alternatives

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

Please contact us at the email address below if you require any content that appears on this website in a more accessible format:

We will try our best to meet your request and get back to you as soon as possible, within ten working days at the latest.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are constantly looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please tell us by contacting the GREAT HQ team at GREAT@trade.gov.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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the  Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

GREAT HQ 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 its failure to comply with some aspects that are listed below.  

 

Compliance status

Examples of non-accessible content are outlined below with details of:

  • where it fails the success criteria

  • planned dates for when issues will be fixed

Videos are currently not accessible because they do not include closed captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 (time-based media). We plan to add captions to all our video content by 1 January 2021.

 

It is not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text). We plan to make text size change possible by 1 January 2021.

 

There are some elements on the ‘Inspirations’ page which do not have enough contrast between the graphics and the background. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.11 (non-text contrast). We plan to make contrast change possible by 1 January 2021.

How we tested this website

The GREAT HQ team have tested this website by using the accessibility testing tool Wave. In addition, this website was tested manually by our in-house team.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020. This website was last tested on 18 September 2020.