Accessibility statement

How accessible is the Overton web application, and what is the level of conformance to WCAG 2.1, and do you have a VPAT report

This accessibility statement applies to the Overton web application at

It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand, though it is a specialist tool and assumes knowledge of some acronyms and academic terms. You should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 200% without problems
  • Navigate all of the web application using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the web application using speech recognition software

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Compliance status and what we’re doing to improve accessibility

The Overton web application is WCAG 2.1 compliant with level A conformance.

We’re currently working to improve this to level AA, with specific improvements to colour contrasts and font sizing.

For more detail see our VPAT report (last updated May 2022).

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, please email We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.

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 email

Enforcement procedure

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 9th October 2021. It was last reviewed on 10th May 2022.

Updated on February 7, 2024

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