Accessibility statement for UK Market Conformity Assessment Bodies service

This statement applies to the UK Market Conformity Assessment Bodies (UKMCAB) service on the ukmcab.service.gov.uk subdomain. It does not apply to content on the www.gov.uk domain published by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

The UKMCAB service and subdomain is operated by OPSS.

How accessible the UKMCAB service is

Parts of the UKMCAB service are not fully accessible. For example, some document attachments are not clearly written, and some are in PDF format and not accessible.

Reporting accessibility problems with the UKMCAB service

If you find any problems or if you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact opss.enquiries@beis.gov.uk. If you request a response, we’ll aim to reply within 2 working days.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (opens in a new tab).

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’).

Technical information about the accessibility of the UKMCAB service

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

The UKMCAB service is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard (opens in a new tab).

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The UKMCAB service allows the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) and other governmental departments to upload documents they have produced to share information regarding Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs). This third-party content is neither funded nor developed by OPSS and is not under its control. As such it is exempt under section 4(2)(e) of the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will encourage UKAS and other governmental departments to ensure that the documents they upload to the UKMCAB service are accessible.

How we tested the UKMCAB service

The UKMCAB service was last tested on 4 May 2023. The test was carried out by Office for Product Safety and Standards.

The service was given a manual technical audit with automated tools and tested by a team using a range of adaptive technologies. Any issues that have been identified will be resolved in future releases.

Last updated 2nd May 2023

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