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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website https://nationalbeeunit.com/ for the National Bee Unit (NBU) of the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA). 

This website is run by Fera Science Ltd. 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 
  • 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 tried to make the website text as simple as possible to understand. 

AbilityNet (https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/) 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: 

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window 
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text 
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software 
  • there is no warning before a user session is about to timeout 

Feedback and contact information 

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, contact us at nbu@apha.gov.uk and tell us: 

  • the web address (URL) of the content 
  • your name and email address 
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF 

We will consider your request and get back to you within 15 working days. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at nbu@apha.gov.uk 

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). 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

APHA is committed to making the National Bee Unit accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions’ listed below: 

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window 
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text 
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • there is no warning before a user session is about to timeout 

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on February 2022. It was last reviewed in March 2022.  

This website was last tested in March 2022. The test was carried out by Fera Science Ltd. 

We used a sampling approach to decide on the pages to test, the pages tested were selected by those which were most used and more likely to be provide accessibility issues. You can read the full accessibility test report