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This accessibility statement applies to all forestresearch.gov.uk domains.
Our websites are run by Forest Research. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and other sites in our portfolio. For example, that means you should be able to:
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.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
Some websites such as Right Trees For a Changing Climate and Forest Research Decision Support Tools Portal v2.0 (forestdss.org.uk) are legacy online databases and we are working on a plan to make their content and information fully accessible.
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility our websites. If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, or if you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us, or get in touch with our Communications team.
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).
Forest Research 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, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
Some images and maps do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
With a larger font set it may not be possible to access dropdown menus of some navigation items. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text).
With a larger font size set, some input elements are not wide enough to display the input value. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text).
When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards and we will review current ones as we come across them.
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. we hope to have all top accessed information either in HTML pages or accessible word documents by early 2022.
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. For example, we do not plan to fix archive pdfs.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations, however we strive to have subtitles for most of our videos from Aug 2021.
This statement was prepared in 2018. It was last reviewed on 13 April 2022.
This website was last tested in March 2022. The test was carried out by Juicy Media Ltd.
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