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. The Web Applications Site 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.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Web Applications Site. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

Technical specifications

Accessibility of the Web Applications Site 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 the Web Applications Site, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for the Web Applications Site:

  1. Search results pagination: The search results page links are not highlighted on focus. We will ensure that the appropriate focus styling is applied by September 2020.
  2. Google Recaptcha: The Google Recaptcha widget is missing a title and description, and uses HTML to format content. We will review the implementation and adjust accordingly by September 2020.

Assessment approach

Civil Aviation Authority assessed the accessibility of the Web Applications Site by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Formal complaints

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

This statement was created on 29 May 2020.