Accessibility Statement for CAA Publications

Civil Aviation Authority is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. CAA Publications is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of CAA Publications relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of CAA Publications, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below or need alternatives to content that’s not accessible.

Known limitations for CAA Publications:

  1. Information such as headings and data tables throughout the site lack semantic mark-up. Related information such as error messages do not have association between them.
  2. Throughout the site, colour alone is used to distinguish link elements from paragraph or nearby text.
  3. Throughout the website there are failures of colour contrast against accessibility standards with varying impacts on the user.
  4. The site is not optimised to view on limited screen size such as mobile devices. Content layout designed to be viewed on larger screen is difficult to read when viewed on smaller screens.

Assessment approach

Civil Aviation Authority assessed the accessibility of CAA Publications by the following approaches:

  • External evaluation


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of CAA Publications. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

Formal complaints

Please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) if you're unhappy with our response.

This statement was created on 29 September 2020.