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Accessibility statement

This Statement relates to the website created for the Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat (“IEGS”) a secretariat within Defra including the online complaint portal providing access to the electronic complaint form (“the website”).

The IEGS website is managed by IEGS. 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:

We’ve also made the text in the website as simple as possible to understand.

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:

Feedback and contact information

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our documents. If you need the information in a different format please contact us, we are happy to help. We will be able to provide documentation in large print or read documents over the phone.

Our contact details are:

Post:

Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat (IEGS)
Defra
Seacole Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Email: IEGSEnquiries@defra.gov.uk

Telephone: 03300 416 581

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 please contact us using the contact details above.

Enforcement procedure

There are different enforcement procedures dependent on whether you are a citizen of England or Northern Ireland. Please read the two options below.

For English citizens

If you contact us to report a problem and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

Telephone: 0808 800 0082

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’).

For Northern Ireland citizens

If you contact us to report a problem and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (ECNI).

https://www.equalityni.org

Telephone: 028 90 500 600

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The IEGS 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

  1. Images on some pages do not always have suitable image descriptions (this relates solely to the IEGS logo). Users of assistive technologies may not have access to information conveyed in images. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).

Disproportionate burden

We believe that fixing the accessibility problems with some content would be disproportionate because this is a temporary website and we anticipate that it will be closed in late summer 2021 once the website for the Office for Environmental Protection is launched.

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

All the content of the website is within the scope of the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and other documents

Any PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

IEGS is:

We will continue to review the website take into account any problems reported and user feedback.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 1st January 2021. It was last reviewed on 1st January 2021.

IEGS has tested the website. We have based the testing on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA.

Last updated 11 December 2020