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Accessibility statement for www.citb.co.uk

This accessibility statement applies to www.citb.co.uk.

This website is run by the Construction Industry Training Board. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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 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)

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 error messages are not clearly associated with form controls

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:

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

CITB 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 images do not have alternative text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1. We plan to fix this by September 2021
  • Some elements do not have sufficient contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. We plan to fix this by September 2021
  • Some links do not have appropriate link text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4. We plan to fix this by September 2021
  • Headings on some pages do not follow a logical structure. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6. We plan to fix this by September 2021
  • some form control labels are not unique. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3. We plan to fix this by September 2021

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By June 2022, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 01 July 2021. It was last reviewed on 20 August 2021. 

This website was last tested on 28 July 2021, the test was carried out by S8080 using the Total Validator and Axe testing tools.