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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Honours website.

This website is run by the Honours and Appointments Secretariat. 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 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)
  • access our PDF documents with screen reader software and access the same information on the corresponding web pages

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.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read or audio recording email honours@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 2 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 the Honours and Appointments Secretariat by emailing honours@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

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 Honours and Appointments Secretariat 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. However we are aware that some content may be borderline, specifically:

  • The section home page titles, and the 3 titles which sit over the 3 images on the home page. These are all white text over images with a gradient background which can sometimes be problematic for users depending on the colour contrast level.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

  • We invite feedback on the site accessibility in general, and on the content mentioned above in particular. We will then feed this into our next accessibility review in 3 months (in September 2021) and make changes if necessary. Email us at honours@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26 May 2021. It was last reviewed on 26 May 2021.

This website was last tested on 26 May 2021. The test was carried out by the Government Communication Service.

The approach we took was to test every non-standard page (namely the homepage, the section homepages and all pages containing forms or tables) and then a sample of 2 further pages from each section.