This statement applies to content published on the www.obr.uk domain.

This website is run by the Office for Budget Responsibility. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • 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)

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. For example:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some tables do not have row headers
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some images do not have good alternative text
  • some forms are missing labels
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the charts on our Forecast in-depth pages
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information in a different format email [email protected] and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact the Strategy, Operations and Communications team at [email protected].

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response 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

The Office for Budget Responsibility is committed to making its websites 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.

Disproportionate burden

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

Interactive tools and charts

Our interactive tools and charts are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. They are built and hosted through third party software.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and charts. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDF documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDF documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing services. For example, we do not plan to fix historical letters and FOIs.

Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

How we tested this website

This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally.

We use WAVE (Website accessibility evaluation tool) to flag up issues on a sample of pages, and do manual checks using the Elsevier checklist.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above.

This statement was prepared on 10 August 2020. It was last updated on 14 September 2020.