Accessibility statement for vmd.gov.uk

This website is run by Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We use the Government Digital Service's design system for our new services. This means the designs have been extensively tested for accessibility. 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, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking

  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

  • use basic operating system screen magnifiers, such as ZoomText magnifier

We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

How accessible this website is

To date we have carried out our own testing of the VMD websites and have fixed any issues that have been identified.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

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

We'll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

If you cannot view the map on our 'contact us' page, call or email us for directions.

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, contact:

and provide details of the page/and or section you are having issues with, and the type problem you are having.

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

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

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 16th March 2020. The test was carried out by VMD IT.

We tested the publicly accessible parts of the website found at vmd.gov.uk/business and vmd.gov.uk/register using an automated tool.

This statement was prepared on 16th March 2020. It was last updated on 16th March 2020.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We are planning to audit the website's accessibility using third party consultants. And in addition add automated accessibility tools into development processes. This statement will be updated once that audit has taken place.

Get help

AbilityNet provides guidance about how to: