Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the AHDB website ‘’.

AHDB is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Our aim is to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard and maintain these standards with continuous review of the site content and structure.

How accessible this website is

Our website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard; however we are aware that there are some elements of the website where we are still fixing issues and therefore will not be fully accessible. These are:

  • Pages have an invalid language and region attribute
  • Some login pages use duplicate IDs for more than one element
  • Some links use general text such as ‘click here’ and have no surrounding text explaining purpose
  • Some headings and links are reported as empty due to Font Awesome icons being used
  • Some elements use colour and font size combinations that have poor contrast
  • A sitemap is not currently available
  • A small number of images do not have alternative text
  • Some embedded videos do not have captions or titles
  • Some form fields do not have fully descriptive labels

Please note, these items are identified and reported with our third party software provider for further investigation, the list will be updated as these issues are resolved

Known issues last updated: February 2022

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, or have any feedback you can email us at

In your message please include:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your email address and name
  • the format you need - for example, plain text, braille, BSL, large print or audio CD
  • if you need a PDF in an accessible format

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always 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, please contact us at

Enforcement procedure

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 enquiry/complaint, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

  • Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, please see the information provided below for details.

  • Non-accessible content website was last tested on Friday 25th February 2022 by AHDB using a sample of pages. The subsequent accessibility report is aiding our work in updating the site and its content to be fully accessible to the AA standard. If you would like a copy of the report please contact us at

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-accessible Reason Next steps

Some elements missing alt text 

Unable to amend code to provide alt text

Logged with third party to correct code

Font colours do not have enough contrast against background colours

Code affecting these falls outside of our control

Logged with third party to change colour codes

Some form fields are missing a form label

Code affecting these falls outside of our control

Logged with third party to change/add form label code

  • What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working with both the training provider and third party supplier of the platform to work on enhancements to the website ( and training content to achieve and maintain AA accessibility compliance for site functionality and all new content.

We provide web accessibility focused training for website editors, including promoting the use of the WAVE extension to test their pages.

  • How we test to improve accessibility

We use three industry trusted tools for monitoring our accessibility compliance listed below, and conduct scans at the following frequencies with each tool, reviewing results after each scan and raising with necessary teams to correct:

  1. SortSite Professional – Scanned monthly as part of a site integrity check, this includes accessibility compliance and broken link checking  
  2. Axe DevTools powered by Deque – Scanned on pages during development for in-depth code analysis and industry accepted recommendations to fix code
  3. Wave Browser Extension – Scanned daily by content editors and web services team to identify issues with new content being created

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first prepared in February 2022. It was last updated on 28 February 2022.