This service is run by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. We want as many people as possible to able to use this website.

For example, this means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% 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 have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet (opens in a new window) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Information about this website's accessibility

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

Our website is only partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (opens in a new window) (known as WCAG 2.1).

Here are the types of non-accessible content on our website:

  • some images do not have any descriptive text for people using screen readers
  • there are gaps in some page structures, because headings are skipped
  • some table text fields do not have labels
  • several tables are missing headings and data
  • some information that informs users on what to enter in form fields is not announced to screen reader users
  • some form fields only use colour to show that invalid data has been entered and need supporting text to explain this in more detail
  • page scrolling occurs in both directions (horizontal and vertical) when zooming in on some tables
  • some focus indicators do not meet the minimum colour contrast ratio
  • not all page titles describe the content of the page
  • some links on the same page have the same descriptions
  • optional form fields have not been clearly marked on some pages
  • messages about an action a user has taken are not announced to those using screen readers
  • there are several downloadable documents in PDF and Microsoft Office formats only

We’re always looking to improve our website’s accessibility and we are actively working towards reaching WCAG 2.1 AA level compliance.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in large print or braille, please contact us.

Report accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please contact us.

Contact us for assistance

We provide personalised assistance to people who have trouble using our online funding service.

Please contact us well before you need to meet any deadlines, to make sure we have enough time to tailor a solution for you.

You can also contact us on Twitter (opens in a new window).

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you are not happy with how we respond to your request, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (opens in a new window).

How we tested this website

The service was last tested on 27 September 2019 and was checked for compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA.

It was tested by DAC (opens in a new window) and Nomensa (opens in a new window).

This statement was prepared on 02 March 2020.

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