Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the LocatD website (

This website is run by LocatED. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and we are working continuously to improve it. You should be able to:

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

How accessible this website is

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

  • Our web page content is accessible. Some of our web pages give you the option to download a PDF copy of our site requirements or board meeting minutes. These PDFs are not fully accessible. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 (non-text content) and 1.3.1 (info and relationships)

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, such as an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please e-mail: 

We will respond to your request within 10 working 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, please email 

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

LocatED 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 and exemptions listed below.

  • Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Site Requirements List and Map of Site Requirements

Some of our documents do not identify headings, lists or data tables correctly. This means users using screen readers may not be able to follow the structure of a document, which in turn may affect their ability to access and understand the information. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).

Some of our PDF documents produced before 28 June 2021 are not properly tagged or do not use accessible structures because of the presence of data tables. This means that they do not meet the success criteria for navigation set out in standard 2.4.6 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to remediate PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We have reviewed and prioritised our documents published after this date and aim to remediate those which are essential to providing our services where we have access to source documents, this will be completed by 31 December 2021.

Any new PDFs we publish will be in an accessible form unless doing so would create a disproportionate burden. Where possible, this information will be provided in alternative formats.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

All staff are receiving information to ensure that standards are maintained.

We are making good progress to address the remaining accessibility issues which relate to a small number of PDF documents on our website. We expect to complete this work by 31 December 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 28 June 2021. It will be reviewed every six months.

This website was last tested on Wednesday, 21 July 2021. The test was carried out by dxw.

A sample of pages was audited and accessibility issues were identified for remediation, most of which have been resolved.

How to download PDF documents

Documents available on this website for viewing or download are stored as PDF (Portable Document Format).

To view PDFs you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader software. This software is free to download.

If you are using a PC, most browsers will allow you to ‘right-click the mouse button on a PDF download link, and allow you to ‘open’ or ‘save’ the PDF to your computer.

Adobe Acrobat documents can be converted into plain text using the online Adobe conversion service.

For more help and information about accessibility, visit the Adobe website.

Helping you make your computer easier to use

To find out more about making your computer more accessible and easy to use, have a look at AbilityNet’s website. They have a range of tips and suggestions relating to accessibility issues.