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Accessibility statement for Antibiotic Guardian

This accessibility statement applies to
This website is run by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. This means you should be able to:
• Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
• View most content with page zoom up to 400 % without the text spilling off the screen
• Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

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:

  • Error messages are hidden from, and not relayed to, screen reader users
  • CAPTCHA on forms is inaccessible to some users
  • Some form elements have no associated label
  • Alternative text use on images is not sufficient
  • HTML structure of pages is confusing with multiple ‘main’ landmarks present and tables being used for layout purposes
  • The contrast ratio of some text and non-text items falls below the required ratio
  • Page content text is marked up incorrectly using heading tags
  • Some pages do not have a title
  • There are several HTML validation errors present which may cause issues for those that use assistive technology

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format (e.g., accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille):

We will consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

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 >> as update, ie the Antibiotic Guardian team at

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

The UK Health Security Agency is committed to making its website 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Page structure

  • Non-heading text content is marked up as a heading throughout the site which could cause confusion for some users (Info and Relationships 1.3.1)


  • An alternative way (such as audio or written transcript) of gaining information from videos is not present (Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) 1.2.3). All videos are embedded from YouTube and use automatically generated captioning, however.


  • Some form elements do not have an associated/accessible label which presents a significant barrier for screen reader users (Name, Role, Value 4.1.2). These non-compliances relate to Google Captcha content, which is dynamically added by Google.
  • Form error messages have been programmatically hidden using ARIA hidden so some visual information is not relayed to screen reader users (Info and Relationships 1.3.1)
  • No alternative forms of CAPTCHA (using output modes for different types of sensory perception) are provided to accommodate different disabilities (Non-text Content 1.1.1)


  • In their current format, many headings across the site do not accurately describe the topic or purpose of content directly after the heading (Headings and Labels 2.4.6)
  • Multiple ‘main’ landmark areas are present on all pages tested which makes the page difficult to navigate by screen reader (Info and Relationships 1.3.1)
  • There is no skip link present to bypass repeated blocks of content and skip to the main content of a page (Bypass Blocks 2.4.1)
  • No alternative method (such as sitemap or search function) of navigating the site is present (Multiple Ways 2.4.5)
  • The homepage has no page title (Page Titled 2.4.2)


  • Some HTML was not well formed and contained issues that may impact assistive technologies (Parsing 4.1.1)

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on September 3rd 2021 and updated on 6th May 2022. This website was last tested on November 30th 2020 by CloudKubed, who performed an evaluation of 5 pages against all level A and AA success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. Content was selected to ensure a good representation of different pages, templates and components were included in testing.

This website’s accessibility will be reviewed on a regular basis. We will update this accessibility statement with any relevant changes.