Using this website
This website is run by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which is part of the Department for Education (DfE) .
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
Compatibility with tools
The service is designed to be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers:
The site is also designed to be compatible with:
- basic screen magnifiers
- speech recognition software
- operating system speech packages
How accessible this website is
- responds to standard voice commands and is easy to navigate around
- has information laid out in a structured way
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email via ESFA.GOVUK-ENQUIRIES@education.gov.uk
We will review your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
How to make your device more accessible
AbilityNet provides guidance about how to:
- make your mouse easier to use
- use your keyboard instead of a mouse
- talk to your device
- make your device talk to you
- make text larger
- change your colours
- magnify the screen
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact us via ESFA.GOVUK-ENQUIRIES@education.gov.uk.
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 ESFA and DFE 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard .
How we tested this website
At the time of testing, these were ESFA and DfE’s supported versions of accessibility software.
Testing methodology and browser compatibility
Consideration was given to usability, neurodiversity and testing was done using SortSite technology.
The browser used was IE11 as this is standard in the ESFA, DfE and its agencies.
Compatibility and usability cannot be guaranteed for people who access the system outside of the Department for Education network as it is impossible to test for every browser, operating system and accessibility software package.
Guidance on help and upgrading your browser has been published by GOV.UK.
We concluded that the site was consistent with the WCAG 2.1 AA standards .
We plan to provide new functionality to this service and as part of its development we will review its accessibility.
We will also continuously review the accessibility and update this statement when necessary.
The statement will be reviewed at least once a year from its publication date.
This statement was prepared on 7th July 2020.