The GOV.UK Prototype Kit website is maintained by a team at the Government Digital Service (GDS).
This page explains how the team works to ensure the Prototype Kit website is accessible.
Accessibility statement for the GOV.UK Prototype Kit website
This accessibility statement applies to the GOV.UK Prototype Kit documentation website at https://prototype-kit.service.gov.uk
The GOV.UK Prototype team wants 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)
The team has also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has guidance on adjustments you can make on your device to make it easier to use.
Feedback and contact information
The GOV.UK Prototype Kit is maintained by the GOV.UK Design System team. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think this website is not meeting accessibility requirements, email the GOV.UK Design System team at email@example.com
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).
GDS is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The Prototype Kit website at https://prototype-kit.service.gov.uk is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard.
How this website has been tested for accessibility
The GOV.UK Prototype Kit website was last tested on 5 October 2021.
The test was carried out by the GOV.UK Prototype Kit team.
The GOV.UK Prototype Kit team tested a sample of pages to cover the different content types in the Prototype Kit website. They were:
How the GOV.UK Prototype Kit team makes this website accessible
The GOV.UK Prototype Kit team works to ensure that the Prototype Kit website is accessible.
The team aims to research the Prototype Kit website with a representative range of users including those with disabilities.
We also test to ensure they work with a broad range of browsers, devices and assistive technologies - including screen magnifiers, screen readers and speech recognition tools.
When we publish new content, we’ll continue to make sure that it meets accessibility standards.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 5 November 2021. It was last reviewed on 6 September 2022.