Report Extremism in Education (REiE) Form Accessibility Statement

Using this website

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)

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 review 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’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email counter.extremism@education.gov.uk.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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.

“This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.”

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))

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 28th January 2021. The test was carried out 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 (2020) 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
  • SuperNova (V18) is a fully integrated magnification and screen reader program tailored for low-vision users with support for Braille output
  • Zoomtext (2019) 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

At the time of testing, these were the DfE’s supported versions of accessibility software.

Testing methodology and browser compatibility

Testing methodology:

Testing was:

  • undertaken with 2 different screen reader packages as they often interact differently with a page
  • carried out using only keyboard commands and voice where applicable. A mouse or similar device was not used
  • conducted with consideration given to usability and neurodiversity

Browser compatibility:

The browser used was IE11 as this is standard in the DfE and its agencies. Some testing was carried out with Chrome, Edge and FireFox.

Compatibility and usability cannot be guaranteed for people who access the system outside of the DfE network. It is impossible to test for every browser, operating system and accessibility software package.

This statement was prepared on 28th January 2021.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working to:

  • ensure all accessibility issues have been fixed for the next major release in 2021