Accessibility statement for Ofsted's Find an inspection report

This website is run by Ofsted. 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 font size
  • 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’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.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • you can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
  • advanced parts of our search are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • maps may not be fully accessible using just a keyboard

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like large print or braille, you can:

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

People who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment can contact us using a text relay service.

You can contact us by:

Our helpline is open from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Ofsted is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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

PDFs

Our inspection reports are published as PDFs. We have audited our reports to understand where we need to improve. We are working towards publishing our inspection reports as accessible HTML by April 2021.

Currently, our PDFs do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

We will, however, continue to make improvements where we can, before introducing a new service in 2021.

Interactive tools and transactions

Some parts of our advanced search options are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships) or 4.1.2 (name, role, value).

We are working to resolve this by October 2019.

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

Google Maps

We use Google Maps. We understand that this is inaccessible to some user groups. For example, the items on a map cannot be tabbed onto via keyboard-only commands. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4 (navigable).

Google Maps is from a third-party source and its functionality is beyond our control.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 11 March 2019. The test was carried out by Digital Accessibility Centre.

We tested:

This statement was prepared on 20 September 2019. It was last updated on 20 September 2019.