Accessibility statement for Council Tax valuation list service

This accessibility statement explains how accessible this service is, what to do if you have difficulty using it, and how to report accessibility problems with the service.

This service is part of the wider GOV.UK website. There is a separate accessibility statement for the main GOV.UK website .

This page only contains information about the Council Tax valuation list service, available at https://cti.voa.gov.uk/cti.

Using this service

Find out the Council Tax band for a home in England or Wales by looking up its postcode.

This service is run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service. This means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • get from the start of the service to the end using just a keyboard
  • get from the start of the service to the end using speech recognition software
  • listen to the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also made the text in the service as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this service is

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

Some people may find parts of this service difficult to use:

  • The focus order of the page when navigating via keyboard commands is not always logical.
  • The colour contrast of some fonts fails to meet the expected ratio to meet WCAG 2.1 AA.
  • Some links lack description for screen reader users.
  • When the page is resized to 400% via browser controls, two-way scrolling is forced.
  • Some tables contain empty table cells which can be confusing for screen reader users.

What to do if you have difficulty using this service

You can contact HMRC for extra support if you need help with filling in forms or getting a different format, like large print, audio recording or Braille.

Reporting accessibility problems with this service

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, report the accessibility problem (opens in a new tab).

If you are not happy with our response

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) or the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) if you live in Northern Ireland.

Contacting us by phone or getting a visit from us in person

We provide a text relay service if you are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

We can provide a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, or you can arrange a visit from an HMRC advisor to help you complete the service.

Find out how to get extra support from HMRC .

Technical information about this service’s accessibility

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

This service 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

Resolve focus issue for keyboard navigation. We plan to fix this compliance issue by 31 October 2020.

Ensure colour contrast complies with the expected ratio to meet WCAG 2.1 AA. We plan to fix this compliance issue by 31 October 2020.

Provide suitable link descriptions for screen reader users. We plan to fix this compliance issue by 31 October 2020.

Prevent two-way scrolling when page is resized to 400%. We plan to fix this compliance issue by 31 October 2020.

Ensure tables do not contain empty table cells. We plan to fix this compliance issue by 31 October 2020.

Further accessibility testing is required in order to determine the changes necessary to reach AA compliance for the whole site. We plan to fix this compliance issue by 30 November 2020.

How we tested this service

The service was last tested on 28 November 2019 and was checked for compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA.

The service was built using parts that were tested by the Digital Accessibility Centre. The full service was tested by HMRC and included disabled users.

This page was published on 16 September 2020. It was last updated on 22 September 2020.

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