We’re committed to making our website accessible, inclusive and user-friendly for everyone. This website is run by Migration Yorkshire.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. Some of the things we do to make our web pages accessible are:
- We try to make the text on our web pages as simple as possible to understand.
- We use clearly labelled links that still make sense when read out of context.
- We use plain backgrounds to improve the readability of text.
- Visitors can resize text on the web pages.
- No information is exclusively conveyed using colour.
- Images have appropriate alternative descriptions (‘alt text’).
- We try to ensure that the website works well when viewed with a range of popular browsers, including currently supported versions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Safari.
You can change the appearance of this website by changing your web browser settings. For instance, you can change the background colour and the text size. The BBC’s Web My Way website has information on how to adjust the settings in specific operating systems and browsers. Web pages look different depending on both the size of your computer monitor and the screen resolution (the higher the screen resolution, the more information you can see on your screen without scrolling).
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We use pdf (portable document format) file format for some documents. You can get free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view pdf files.
How accessible is this website?
You are welcome to contact us if you cannot access parts of this website.
Please contact us if:
- you need information on this website in a different format, or
- you have experienced any accessibility challenges when using the website.
We’ll do our best to help.
If you’re not happy with how we respond to issues you have raised with us, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Migration Yorkshire is committed to making its websites 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. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.
Where we host our own documents:
- Documents published before 23 September 2018: the accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix these documents if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix archive policy documents.
- Documents published on or after 23 September 2018: we aim to fix any accessibility issues in these documents, or replace them with accessible HTML pages, by September 2022.
When we link to documents on external websites, we can’t guarantee the accessibility of the documents.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 16 June 2022.
This website was last tested in June 2022. The test was carried out by our web developers - Zoocha.