This page states our intention that our website is usable and accessible to all users and details some of the measures taken. This website's objectives are to conform to the Guidelines for UK government websites, which support the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, Level AA, to ensure a Web accessibility standard have been achieved and are maintained whilst aiming to conform to WCAG 2.0 level AA standards.
This accessibility statement applies only to the Standards for Highways website at www.dft.gov.uk/ha/standards. This policy does not apply to any other site, including:
- Other websites operated by or for the Highways Agency
- Other government departments and agencies
- Any site that is linked from one of our pages
This website has not defined its own access keys, web-browser default access keys will function correctly with this website.
All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which where appropriate identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.
All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.
Most complex Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) files on this site are not tagged and are not classed as being accessible.
Although not specifically 'tagged', most PDFs should be readable through the adobe 'Read out loud' option available in some versions of Acrobat Reader.
For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section.
For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader see the site help page.
The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.
If you have any comments about the accessibility of this website or about the website in general, please contact us at Standards_Feedback&Enquiries@highways.gsi.gov.uk.
For more information and help about changing your browser settings please visit the BBC's My Web My Way pages.
All the material previously located in the ‘Quick Links’ area of this page can now be found in the new ‘Further Further Technical Information’ section.