Accessibility

Accessibility Statement for Oil and Gas Authority 

This website is run by the Oil and Gas Authority. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.  

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 accessible. 

We are actively reviewing the content of the website and working towards making it compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard as soon as practicable.

What we're doing to improve accessibility 

  • Changing colours, contrast levels and fonts 
  • Facilitating zoom up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 
  • Enabling users to navigate most of the website using just a keyboard 
  • Enabling users to navigate most of the website using speech recognition software 
  • Enabling users to listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver) 

Feedback and contact information 

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille: 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of this website. If you encounter any problems that are not within the list of known non-compliances [(set out below)], please contact: oga.correspondence@ogauthority.co.uk 

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission ('EHRC') is responsible for enforcing the requirements set out in The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 ('the Accessibility Regulations'). If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, then you should contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service ('EASS')

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person 

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. 

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. 

Find out how to contact us https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/about-us/contacts/

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

The Oil and Gas Authority 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 listed below. 

  • PDF documents 
  • PowerBi Applications 
  • PowerPoint Applications 
  • Excel Documents 

Non-accessible content 

A significant amount of the website content was generated prior to the Accessibility Regulations. As a small public body, it would have been a disproportionate burden for us to comply with the full Accessibility Regulations earlier than this. We are now using a staged approach to making the content compliant.  

Non-compliance with the Accessibility Regulations 

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). 

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by January 2022. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards. 

Our PDF documents fail to meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to have the documents converted by January 2022. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of documents meets accessibility standards. 

Our Microsoft PowerBI Applications fail to meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to have the applications converted by March 2022. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of documents applications meets accessibility standards. 

Our Microsoft PowerPoint Applications fail to meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to have the applications converted by January 2022. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of applications meets accessibility standards. 

Our Microsoft Excel documents fail to meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to have the documents converted by January 2022. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of documents meets accessibility standards. 

Content that’s not within the scope of the Accessibility Regulations 

PDFs and other documents 

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By January 2022, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages. 

The Accessibility Regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We will assess individual documents published prior to that date to determine whether or not they are essential and react accordingly. 

Any new PDFs or Word documents 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

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 24th August 2021. It was last reviewed on 24th August 2021. 

This website was last tested on 13th August 2021. The test was carried out by the OGA. 

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:. 

We used a mixture of simple manual checks and automated tests to find only the most common barriers to users with accessibility needs.  

Manual checks included using each page without a mouse, viewing the page at different zoom settings, and simulating viewing the page on a small screen. 

The automated tests were completed using the latest version of axeTM: https://www.deque.com/axe/ 

Tests were completed using different settings in the Google Chrome browser on Mac OSX with a 15 inch screen. 
 

Pages we checked 

Page Name  URL 
Home  https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/ 
Contact  https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/licensingconsents/consents/contacts/ 
PDF  https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/media/ 6795/ oga_ukcs_flaring_venting_report_2020 _pdf.pdf 
Form  https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/newspublications/register-for-updates/ 
Accessibility   https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/sitetools/accessibility/ 
The move to net zero  https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/themove-to-net-zero/ 
Exploration- production   https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/ exploration-production/ 
Supply chain   https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/supplychain/ 
Privacy Statement   https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/sitetools/privacy-statement/