General

Committee on Toxicity Accessibility Statement

Last updated: 24 August 2020

This accessibility statement applies to cot.food.gov.uk

This website is run by the Food Standards Agency. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

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

We have also made the website text 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:

  • on some smaller devices (e.g. iPhone 5 and below) some pages with have 2-dimensional scroll.
  • ensuring all links are readable by a screen reader.

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:

  • email the Committee on Toxicity secretariat at: cot@food.gov.uk 
  • call 020 7276 8522
  • write to the Committee on Toxicity secretariat at: Clive House, 70 Petty France, London, SW1H 9EX

We will consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are 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, contact: Michael Ginn at SERD@food.gov.uk or alternatively follow the link within the Beta banner.

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 complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Food Standards Agency 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.

Disproportionate burden

At this time, we have not made any disproportionate burden claims.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 25th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 25th August 2020.

This website was last tested on 24th August. The test was carried out by the Food Standards Agency using an automated checking service.