Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the British Army website at www.army.mod.uk. It does not apply to content on apply.army.mod.uk or qbp.army.mod.uk.

This website is run by the British Army. We want 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 200% 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)

 

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some image alt text is missing or incorrect
  • Most PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • You cannot pause the autoplay video on mobile devices
  • Captions are missing from some videos


Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We welcome your input on all aspects of the Army website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please use the contact form provided.

Enforcement procedure

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The British Army is committed to making its websites 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 below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some images do not have suitable text alternative, meaning some information cannot be accessed when using a screen reader
  • Column headers on some of the data tables are missing
  • Some headings have missing content

 

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

PDFs and other documents

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. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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 the Centre for Army Leadership Insight No.1.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

August to September 2020 – Complete accessibility audit.

September to October 2020 – Implement technical updates to the website to ensure missing accessibility standards are met.

October to December 2020 – Resolve content issues that do not meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 20 August 2020. The test was carried out by Great State. They carried out a manual audit of the Army's key pages (e.g. homepage) and then reviewed the rest of the website using automated scans.

A report was produced as an output of this testing with a series of recommendations for improvement, in line with WCAG 2.1 AA standards.