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This accessibility statement applies to This website is run by Innovate UK, which is part of UKRI.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, which means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without 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).

Website code was last tested between 10 and 21 August 2020. The test was carried out by JBi Digital.


How accessible is this website?

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

  • the Search function is not accessible with assistive technologies
  • not all of the website responds to tab key commands
  • there is no audio description or transcript for embedded videos.


What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We'll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.


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:


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).

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


Technical information about this website's accessibility

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some forms require users to zoom in when viewed on mobile.

Users cannot interact with all of the website with assistive technologies. The Search function in particular is not accessible with assistive technologies, and registering interest in a partnership opportunity cannot be completed with assistive technologies.

On the home page heading type are not always used correctly: for example, an H2 heading may come before a H1, or an H1 may be hidden.

There are no audio descriptions for videos. There is no descriptive text introducing videos, and there are no transcripts of embedded videos.

Not all of the language used is descriptive enough for users with cognitive disabilities.

Page templates contain large areas of text, which is not always digestible.

Checkboxes may not show focus on tab

Search page options not in focus groups has black on purple text which is an accessibility concern

Dropdown mega menu is not keyboard accessible/navigable to the second layer

Newsletter email field does not show full focus outline    

Some form fields not clearly showing full focus blue outline


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 14 September 2022. It was last reviewed on 17 December 2021.

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