Accessibility statement for National Archives

This accessibility statement applies to

The website covered by this Accessibility Statement is run by The National Archives. We want as many people as possible to be able to use

The text should be clear and easy to understand. You should be able to:

  •  Change colors, contrast levels and fonts.
  •  Zoom in up to 200% to 400% 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.
  •  Listentomost of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of NVDA and VoiceOver).

We’ve also aimed to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.


Feedback, contact information and reporting accessibility problems

If you need information on this website in a different format, for example, accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or Braille, email us at or call 02088763444. We will respond to your request within 10 working days.

You can also use these contact details to report accessibility problems with this website.

If you have an accessibility need and would like to participate in user testing as we make improvements to our website, email 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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


Contacting us or visiting in person

You can contact us by phone, email or Live chat. We provide information about visiting in person. People with health
conditions or impairments that may impact their visit can find out more.


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The National Archives is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.

2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.


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

Currently there are no items on the website not within the scope.


How we tested this website?

We used the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1  to test how accessible the is.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on Wednesday 13 January, 2023.

This website was last tested on 12 January, 2023. The test was carried out by TestingXperts.


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