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Accessibility

The National Archives is committed to making its websites as accessible as possible to users with visual, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments. The website follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

legislation.gov.uk offers different ways to view legislation:

Advanced features include:

Some of these views adhere more closely to the WCAG guidelines than others. The most accessible view can be reached through the 'Plain view' option. e.g. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1996/40/section/1?view=plain

The vast majority of legislation viewed using the 'Plain view' option conforms to the WCAG 2.0 AA level. Some pages may be missing some additional information, such as alternative text for some images. There are also some minor issues with some complex tables.

The following technologies are used on www.legislation.gov.uk:

  • XHTML + RDFa
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

The site is usable without JavaScript or CSS enabled.

In addition services using the following technologies are provided by www.legislation.gov.uk:

  • PDF
  • Atom feeds

Legislation can also made available in Braille, by request. Braille copies may be obtained from customer.services@tso.co.uk or telephone +44 (0)8706005522.

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PDF documents

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Javascript

This site uses javascript for some pieces of functionality, such as displaying help tips alongside an ‘?’ icon and for displaying warning messages in the centre of the screen after a link to a large page of content has been clicked. If Javascript is disabled in your browser, we have provided a ‘no-Javascript’ version of the page that still enables access to this content.

Javascript is not required to view and access any of the legislation on this site

Conformance claim dated: 30 June 2011