This accessibility statement applies to the COP26 website.

This website is run by the COP26 Communications Team. 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)

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 are not fully accessible. For example:

  • some of our PDF documents do not meet the required standard for headings, tabbing and images
  • the Twitter and Instagram feeds on the homepage are not fully accessible

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:

PDF documents

1.1.1 Non-text Content

Some images have not been provided with appropriate alternative text.

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks

1.3.1 Info and Relationships

2.4.6 Headings and Labels

PDF documents do not always follow a logical heading structure

3.1.1 Language of Page

Not all PDF documents have a primary language set

2.4.2 Page Titled

Not all PDF documents have a document title

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence

Content is not always tagged in a logical order

Homepage Twitter Feed

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)

Several of the date links contain random strings of numbers, and multiple duplicate link text can be located when navigating the Twitter feed

2.4.6 Headings and Labels

When navigating outside of context via screen reading software, several form elements contain confusing labelling

Homepage Instagram feed

1.1.1 Non-text Content

Unclear alt text on a number of images

2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A)

When navigating with a keyboard user focus cannot be placed in the image layer.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are currently working to improve the accessibility of the PDF documents and will be publishing improved versions as soon as they are ready.

We are working to address the issues with the Twitter/Instagram feeds with our third party suppliers.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 4 March 2021. It was last reviewed on 29 October 2021.

This website was last tested on 21 October 2021. The test was carried out by the Government Communication Service.