This accessibility statement applies to UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD) website –  

This website is run by UK Anti-Doping, and we’re committed to making it available to as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • see an alternative image description on all images. Those purely decorative graphics or used for layout include empty ALT attributes

  • see a heading element and labelled buttons on all our pages

  • all videos on our website should have either open captions or closed, non-automated YouTube captions

  • visitors can use 'access keys' on the keyboard rather than the mouse to navigate through pages

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

  • 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)

Additional to this:

  • foreground and background colours contrast well throughout the site, with most content adhering to a minimum AA W3C standard.

  • the site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. Tables are used for tabular data, but we have avoided using them to dictate the layout of a page wherever possible.

  • external website links on the site will open a new browser window and in most cases the text of the link fully describes the target. Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context.

  • the site has been configured to allow users access to its full range of functionality, whether or not they have JavaScript enabled in their browsers. Where JavaScript is used, it is only used to enhance the user experience. It is never essential.

How accessible this website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible, for example:

  • some of our older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

  • some content is harder to understand on our website due to the unique nature of anti-doping terminology. If something doesn’t make sense to you, please let us know.

  • some of our video content does not currently have an audio description or audio software installed for those with visual impairments. This is an area of continual improvement for us, so if you find a video you need access too, please let us know.

We will update the statement when issues are fixed or when we expect them to be fixed.

Feedback and contact information

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, need information on this website in a different format, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us:


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7842 3450

The communications team will review your request and get back to you.

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).

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 this website’s accessibility

UK Anti-Doping 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 currently partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  1. Many documents are in less accessible formats, for example PDF and Word. Non-HTML documents published on or after 23 September 2018 must have an accessible format.
  2. Some content looks like headings but is not. This makes it difficult for screen reader users to navigate the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).

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


Some of the videos on our website do not have audio descriptions or an audio track available. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.5 (Audio Description). Where possible, these videos are only as a media alternative for text and are labelled as such. 

Due to the cost of getting these updated and our limited budget, we believe this to be of disproportionate burden at this current time, within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when more budget becomes available to us.

Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020 is also exempt from the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and Documents

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways, including missing text alternatives and missing document structure. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

We are currently in the process of upskilling and making any PDFs from the 23 September 2018 onwards accessible. If you need a particular PDF and it isn’t currently accessible, please get in contact with us via the contact options above, and we will look into this for you.

This statement was prepared and last reviewed on Wednesday 28 January 2021. This website was last tested on Monday 24 August 2020. The test was carried out by the Government Digital Service and included a sample of pages from our website.

All the pages on this website have also been reviewed through an accessibility checker.