The following statement explains how the Exchange websites ( meets the 2018 The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations. 

About this statement 

This statement was prepared on 22 October 2021. It was updated on 27 October 2021. 

This page will be updated as further accessibility improvements are made. 

How accessible this website is 

This website can be used with a screen reader and has the following built-in accessibility features: 

  • ability to skip to the content of each page you can navigate it using a keyboard or voice commands you can zoom in or out  the design uses high colour contrast the design adapts to different devices and screen sizes the design does not use colour as the only way to distinguish something moving content can be stopped images of text are not used in the design or content each part of the page is highlighted as it is selected form fields have accessible labels each page is structured with correct, meaningful HTML 

When we publish information on this website, we will: 

  • structure content well use plain English (except for academic or scientific words that don’t have an alternative) use short sentences explain acronyms make sure PDFs or other documents are accessible write good link text 

However, we know that some aspects of this website are not fully accessible and we are continuing to work on resolving them: 

  • some content may not be in plain English or short sentences navigation links may be confused with other links on the page lists of content may contain duplicate links wide HTML tables cannot be viewed on small screens a large proportion of PDFs and other documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software video and audio may not have captions or transcripts all images may not have alt text 

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website 

If you need information on this website in a different format (accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille) please contact We will consider your request and respond within five working days. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact CASCADE web and digital team. 

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 

CASCADE 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 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 

Specific aspects of this website are non-complaint with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, as shown in the table below. As the site becomes more compliant over time, this table will be updated. 


Some of the documents on that have been published are non-compliant. 

Disproportionate burden 

At present there are no accessibility problems on that we consider to be a disproportionate burden to resolve. 

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

Older PDFs and other documents 

Documents that were published before 27 October 2018 and are not essential to providing our services are exempt from the regulations. 

Audio and video 

Live video streams such as webinars and podcasts are exempt from the accessibility regulations.  

Content and archives 

Any content published prior to Sept 2018 are exempt from the regulations. 
How we tested this website 

This website is tested yearly using a tool called SiteImprove. This tool reports accessibility problems and we tackle them in order of greatest impact.