Accessibility statement for submit learner data

This accessibility statement applies to submit learner data. This website is run by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to navigate most of the website using:

  • just a keyboard
  • speech recognition software
  • a screen reader to listen (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

Ability Net  has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • some pages are not structured in a hierarchy
  • some content can not be zoomed in at 400% without scrolling
  • some tables do not have row headings
  • some pages have poor colour contrast
  • some form controls will not be read by screen reader software

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

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

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The ESFA 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.

Non-accessible content

The content listed is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  1. Not all pages are structured hierarchically and not all tables have headers. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
  2. Not all lists have the correct html coding. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
  3. There should be a warning before the session timeout occurs and there should be the facility to extend, adjust or turn off the session timeout period. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.1 (Timing Adjustable).
  4. Some html elements are not nested according to their specification or have duplicate attributes or duplicate IDs. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.4.1 (Parsing).
  5. Some form controls are not detectable by screen reader software. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).
  6. Some foreground and background colours lack contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Colour Contrast).
  7. Some combinations of adjacent colours do not have sufficient contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.11 (Non-test Contrast).
  8. Some content cannot be accessed without scrolling when zooming in at 400%. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 (Reflow).

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

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.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are currently fixing all the non-accessible content listed. When fixed we will perform another accessibility test, we aim for this to be between January and April 2021. We will update the statement when we have the results of this re-test.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 November 2020.

This website was last tested on 30 June 2020. The test was carried out by Test Partners Ltd.