Culture Collections


Accessibility statement for Culture Collections

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by the UK Health Security Agency, UKHSA. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. This means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • View most content with page zoom up to 400 % 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 and use most of the website using a screen reader (including recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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:

  • The contrast ratio of some text falls below the required ratio

  • There is no mechanism in place to bypass repeated blocks of content

  • No page regions (landmarks) present

  • No unique page titles present

  • Required form fields are not declared to screen reader users

  • Correct HTML not used on tables

  • Error messages may be missed by those using a screen reader

  • There are a number of HTML validation errors present which may cause issues for those that use assistive technology

  • No language declaration present on any page


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format (e.g., accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille):

We will consider your request and get back to you in five 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 Ayuen Lual


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)


Contact us

Find out how to contact us.


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

UKHSA 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, due to the non-compliances listed below.


Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations


  • All pages have the same page title of ‘Culture Collections’ which makes it difficult for some users to determine which page they are currently on (Page Titled 2.4.2)

  • Language of page is not set on any of the tested pages (Language of Page 3.1.1)

  • HTML was not well formed and contained issues that may impact assistive technologies (Parsing 4.1.1)

Form fields

  • Required form fields may be missed by those using a screen reader as method of notifying users is visual only (Info and Relationships 1.3.1)

  • Error messages and suggestions have not been programmatically linked with form fields which makes it difficult for screen reader users to understand if an error has occurred and how to fix it (Info and Relationships 1.3.1)

Page content

  • Changing the text spacing on the ‘Register’ page causes some overlapping of text which makes content difficult to read (Text Spacing 1.4.12)

  • There is no mechanism in place to pause the carousel animation which could distract some users (Pause, Stop, Hide 2.2.2)

  • Heading structure is illogical on some pages and screen reader users may find it difficult to understand the order and connection between parts of the page (Info and Relationships 1.3.1)


  • Many pieces of text across the site do not meet the minimum required contrast ratio of 4.5:1 (Contrast (minimum) 1.4.3)


  • Landmark areas are not present on all pages tested which makes the pages presents a barrier to users wishing to navigate by landmarks (Info and Relationships 1.3.1)

  • There is no ‘skip link’ present to bypass repeated blocks of content and skip to the main content of a page (Bypass Blocks 2.4.1)


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

UKHSA is fully committed to meeting all the accessibility criteria specified in the regulatory provisions when needed. The website is being updated and all non-compliance areas listed in this statement relate to the current website.

The new website will be deployed after the Accessibility Conformance Deadline date, (23/09/2020). This statement has been written against the current website to satisfy regulations.

The new website is being designed to meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA. The website will be tested against these standards before going live with focus given to the non-compliance areas listed. UKHSA will make continuous assessments of this website’s content and update this statement when issues have been resolved.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on September 18th 2021. This website was last tested on December 1st 2020 by CloudKubed, who performed an evaluation of 5 pages against all level A and AA success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. Content was selected to ensure a good representation of different pages, templates and components were included in testing.

This website's accessibility will be reviewed on a regular basis. We will update this accessibility statement with any relevant changes.

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