Accessibility Statement for Report Extremism in Education (REiE)

This website is run by the Department for Education (DfE). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, it is possible to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate 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 and NVDA)

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 is not fully accessible:

For users with visual impairments, cognitive disabilities or limitations:

  • the web pages cannot be navigated in more than one way

When using a keyboard only:

  • the keyboard focus indicator is not always visible so difficult for the user to navigate

For low vision users:

  • the colour contrast ratio on some pages does not meet the minimum level

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format:

We will consider your request and get back to you in 2 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are 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

The Department for Education 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 the following 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 web pages cannot be navigated in more than one way. This fails WCAG 2.1AA success criterion 2.4.5 (Navigable – Multiple)
  • keyboard focus indicator is not always visible. This fails WCAG 2.1AA success criterion 2.4.7 (Navigable – Focus Visible)
  • the colour contrast ratio on some pages does not meet the minimum level. This fails WCAG 2.1AA success criterion 1.4.3 (Distinguishable – Contrast (Minimum))

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We are working to:

  • ensure all accessibility issues have been fixed for the next major release in 2022.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 27th January 2021. It was last reviewed on 24th November 2021.

This website was last tested on 28th January 2021. The test was carried out internally by the DfE.

Testing was carried out using:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking (V15.61) is a voice recognition (speech to text) program used by people who may have upper limb disorders or specific problems using their hands. It requires minimal user interface from a mouse or keyboard
  • JAWS (2021) is a screen reader (text to speech) program developed for users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications
  • NVDA (2021) is a screen reader for users with sight loss or visual impairments
  • Zoomtext (2021) is a fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision users. It enlarges and enhances everything on screen, echoes typing and essential program activity, and reads screen content

Testing methodology and browser compatibility

Testing was undertaken with:

  • using 2 different screen reader packages as they often interact differently with a page
  • using only keyboard commands and voice where applicable. A mouse or similar device was not used
  • with consideration given to usability and neurodiversity
  • in a structured way, often following a business process from beginning to end

Testing was undertaken with:

  • the latest versions of IE11, Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers
  • Windows operating system
  • Android, iPad and Mac devices