Accessibility statement for getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/

This accessibility statement applies to getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/

This website is operated by Ordnance Survey. We want as many people as possible to use this website.

For example, this means you should be able to:

  • Change colors, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom up to 300% without text spilling out of the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using a simple keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using voice recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including newer versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver)

We have also made the website text as easy to understand as possible.

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The degree of accessibility of this website

We are aware that some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some images do not have appropriate descriptions
  • Some form fields don’t have labels
  • Some videos do not have accessible text, subtitles or audio descriptions
  • Form fields have issues like grouping
  • Colors are misused or lack contrast
  • Some texts are hidden when enlarged
  • Not all content is accessible using a keyboard only
  • Content tab order doesn’t always make sense
  • You can’t ignore repetitive navigation and the document structure doesn’t make sense
  • Some links to the same location have different link text
  • Inconsistent focus indicators create uncertainty about your location in the document

Report accessibility issues with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you encounter any issues not listed on this page or believe that we don’t meet accessibility requirements, please contact us.

Execution procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for the application of the Accessibility of Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Regulations (No. 2) 2018 (the “ accessibility regulations”). If you are unhappy with the way we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advice and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information on the accessibility of this site

Ordnance Survey is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations (No. 2) 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Content not accessible

Non-compliance with accessibility rules

  • Accessible names are not provided or are incorrectly assigned to linked images and informational images. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-Text Content.
  • Decorative images on the site always contain descriptive alternative attributes. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-Text Content.
  • The email form input field and multi-page checkboxes do not have an associated text label or descriptive title. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-Text Content.
  • Videos embedded on the “Get Out, Stay Close” page are not identified with accessible text. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-Text Content.
  • Closed captions are not present for pre-recorded video content in “Get Out, Stay Local” pages. This is a failure of WCAG Success Criterion 1.2.2 2.1 Closed Captions (Pre-recorded).
  • Audio descriptions or multimedia alternatives such as a text transcript are not present for pre-recorded video content in “Get Out, Stay Local” pages. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Pre-Recorded).
  • Alternate descriptive audio tracks are not present for pre-recorded videos on the “Get Out, Stay Local” page. This fails the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.2.5 Audio Description (pre-recorded).
  • Groups of related links, such as links in the navigation header, are not grouped using the Nav element. This is a failure of Success Criterion 1.3.1 WCAG Information and Relationships 2.1.
  • Page regions are not identified by marks. This is a failure of Success Criterion 1.3.1 WCAG Information and Relationships 2.1.
  • Related form elements such as checkboxes are not grouped using the field set/legend. This is a failure of Success Criterion 1.3.1 WCAG Information and Relationships 2.1.
  • Email form entries on the site have not been identified with the auto-complete attribute to enable automatic form completion. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.3.5 Identify the purpose of the entry.
  • Links in text paragraphs are only differentiated by color. This is a failure of Success Criterion 1.4.1 Using WCAG Color 2.1.
  • Text on the site, such as white text on an orange background and orange text on a white background, does not have sufficient contrast ratio against the background of the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum).
  • Text on screen displays off screen or cut off when zoomed to 200% text only. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.4 Resize text.
  • Zooming the page to 400% with a browser width of 1280px results in partial removal of cookie banner text, placeholder text in footer input field, and text in hero container . This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.10 Redistribution.
  • Page copy and links on “Home” and “Get Out, Stay Local” pages cut off or cannot be selected when applying a custom CSS text style. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.12 Text Spacing.
  • Content that appears on hover cannot be dismissed without moving the pointer cursor. This is a failure of Success Criterion 1.4.13 of WCAG 2.1 Content on Hover or Focus.
  • It is not possible to interact with several user interface components when using a keyboard to navigate the site. This includes the drop-down menus in the navigation header and the closing link on the “Sign Up” modal. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard.
  • Videos on the “Get Out, Stay Local” page are not accessible when browsing with a keyboard on macOS with VoiceOver enabled. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard.
  • Users cannot leave the cookie banner when browsing the site with a keyboard only. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Pass Criterion 2.1.2 No keyboard interrupt.
  • Content that moves and updates automatically is present in the “Covid-19” page, without any mechanism to pause, stop or hide it from the user. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide.
  • Properly formed title structure is not present for ease of site navigation. This includes skipped heading levels and empty headings with no content. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blockages.
  • The site’s iframes do not have proper titles. Without a proper title, users won’t be able to determine if the content of the iframe is important to them. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blockages.
  • A “Skip to Main Content” or similar link is currently not present on the site to allow users to bypass repeater navigation components on pages. This is a failure of the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blockages.
  • When tabbing the page with a keyboard, the user focuses on the content behind the modals, and the “Get out, stay local” header and page focus order is considered illogical. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.3.
  • Multiple instances of identical link text are present on the “Home” and “Get Out, Stay Local” pages. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (in context).
  • Some links do not have an accessible name. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (in context).
  • A visible tab focus indicator is not present for the OS logo, Get outside logo, and search input field when tabbing pages with a keyboard only. This fails the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.7 Focus Visible.
  • When submitting an invalid email format in the newsletter subscription form, no error message is presented to users. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 3.3.1 Identifying Errors.
  • The e-mail input field present on all pages does not have a label with information about the required input format. This is a failure of Success Criterion 3.3.2 WCAG 2.1 Labels or Instructions.
  • HTML validation errors are present on the “Covid-19” and “Step Out, Stay Close” pages, which may impact assistive technology users. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.1.1 Analysis.
  • The search function and the “Get Out, Stay Local” page do not work on Internet Explorer 11. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.1.1.
  • When navigating all pages with VoiceOver or TalkBack screen readers enabled, buttons in the navigation header are announced as “unpronounceable”. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
  • ARIA menus that do not contain the required menu items are present on all pages. This can prevent keyboard users from interacting with internal menu items. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
  • Error messages present when submitting forms are not announced when navigating using a screen reader. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.1.3 Status Messages.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

Departments and agencies are urgently fixing content that does not meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA. We will update this page when the issues are resolved.

Preparing this accessibility statement

This statement was made on 09/24/2021. It was last revised on 09/24/2021.

This website was last tested on 05/08/2021. The test was carried out by Zoonou.

We used this approach on a sample of pages to test WCAG-EM.

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