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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Turing Scheme website.

The website is run by the Turing Scheme delivery partner and we are committed to making our online platforms accessible to all and aim to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. You can use the One Click Accessibility plugin to make changes to the website and make it more accessible for you. You can find the One Click Accessibility plugin at the top right-hand corner of the page.

On this website, you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • underline links
  • increase text size and 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 have 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 documents are in PDF format and may not be fully accessible to screen reader software but measures have been taken to ensure these documents are as accessible as possible.

Reporting accessibility issues

If you are experiencing any issues using this website, think we are not meeting the accessibility requirement, or need information in a different format (e.g. PDF or large print), please contact us via email.

Technical information about accessibility

The Turing Scheme delivery partner 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

The 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 below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some documents may be in less accessible PDF formats. Non HTML documents published on or after 23 September 2018 must have an accessible format.

Disproportionate burden

  • It is not possible for users to change text size using the One Click plugin without some of the content overlapping.

Content that’s not within the scope of accessibility regulations

  • Human verification such as CAPTCHA may be inaccessible to those who cannot use a computer mouse and some assistive technology.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We will aim to remediate all non-compliances by June 2022.

How we test the website

All online platforms are tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA. We use both automated testing tools along with internal and external manual audits.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was last updated on 23 February 2022.

This website was last tested on 2 February 2022.