This statement is about the accessibility of our digital estate, including:

  • public website (
  • secure extranet for schools and colleges
  • secure extranet for examiners and moderators.

and our other web-based business applications.

Legislation and guidelines

We have a responsibility to make our websites accessible to all, as specified in the Equality Act 2010.

Our main public website ( aims to meet the 'AA standard' as set out within the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative, WAI. We aspire to meet the same standards across our entire digital estate.


We are responsible for making our websites meet the needs of everyone, including people with disabilities, by ensuring that our information is accessible no matter who the user is or how they view the page.

Our websites are built to interface with the browsers that most of our visitors use and our information is designed, built and presented to meet the 'open' standards recommended by the WAI.

How you can help us improve

There is much to learn about applying good website accessibility practices and we won't always get it right first time. We are committed to ensuring that any issues are addressed promptly and effectively.

If you experience any accessibility difficulties, please contact the Digital team on