This accessibility statement applies to the Oak National Academy websites at www.thenational.academy and classroom.thenational.academy. We refer to these collectively as “the website”.
This website is run by The Reach Foundation. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. We use a service called Readable to regularly check the pages on our website are written simply. This example readability report shows that the majority of the pages on the website are graded ‘A’.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
We have recently significantly improved the accessibility of the website, by including:
However, we have not yet completed the following:
We are continuing to work towards addressing these issues. We release updates and improvements on a daily basis.
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’re 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 [email protected].
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).
The Reach Foundation is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
The light green colour used in some of our user interface is not sufficiently contrasting with white text. We avoid these scenarios and use a contrast checker to ensure high contrast. We aim to remedy this with an alternative stylesheet or new styling.
Some video lessons may not have captioning. A team of volunteers and partners is working on addressing this and uploading captions to Vimeo to ensure all video is captioned, both historic and in future. We may be unable to caption any live video content.
It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.
It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping in some circumstances.
Some of our interactive forms and other content may be difficult to navigate using a keyboard because they are produced by a team of non-technical people. Many of these content producers work on a voluntary basis. We are working to ensure that through our quality assurance process that we can ensure that all content produced in this way is accessible.
Our forms are built and hosted through Google Forms and other third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We aim to review this over the Summer period, where we may look to implement our own quiz system.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. However, we will apply best efforts to find an option for automated live captioning.
We are performing an accessibility audit provided via the Department for Education. Once completed, and we have this feedback, we will publish an accessibility roadmap for how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website. We will continue to publish our roadmap of issues here once this is completed.
This statement was prepared on 23 April 2020. It was last reviewed on 25 June 2020.
This website currently undergoes daily quality assurance testing during our deployment process.
All of our lessons are tested to ensure that they can be viewed and completed. We perform browser testing for all the latest versions of major desktop and mobile browsers. We also interrogate our website analytics (Google Analytics, Bugsnag, New Relic) to ensure that we test screen sizes and browser versions that are not the current version for each platform, but that represent a significant proportion of our visitors.
This website is in an early stage. We appreciate your feedback and your understanding, particularly if you are experiencing a frustrating problem with accessing our lessons. We are keen to offer a service that supports as wide a set of needs as possible. If you have suggestions for improvements, please get in touch!