This accessibility statement applies to hmcoastguard.uk.
This website is run by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.
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:
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- some links do not include text as to what you should expect, for example the Twitter links from the third party plugin Elfsight
- some title levels do not follow a hierarchy e.g. H1, H2, H3 - this is due to the component based nature of some pages
- colour contrast is under 4.5:1 for the Elfsight plug in that links to the Twitter feed
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:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: email@example.com.
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).
If you are in Northern Ireland and are not happy with how we respond to your complaint you can contact the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland who are responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 2 February 2023. It was last reviewed on 4 April 2023.
This website was last tested on 16 March 2023. The test was carried out by Creode Ltd.