Accessibility update

We are commissioning Digital Accessibility Centre for testing our website accessibility, a report will be published here during Q4 2023.

The accessibility of our website is guided by the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines where possible and meets the W3C AA Conformance Level.

Accessibility statement

This website is run by Qualifications Wales. 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.

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.

Our latest website compliance audit - carried out on 10/02/23 - indicates that the following elements of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some links that open in new tabs/windows should are not tagged for assistive technology
  • some titles built as text tags are not labeled as headings for assistive technology
  • some pages do not include hidden links that allow skipping blocks
  • some objects and embedded text of images are not described for assistive technology
  • some search forms are not tagged for assistive technology

Feedback and contact information

We welcome your comments; to let us know about any problems you are having, or any features that you would find useful, 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.

This statement was published on 17 February 2023 and will be reviewed by 17 February 2024.