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Disclaimer and accessibility statement

NNSS Website

This website is compiled by the Non Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) on behalf of Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly Government.

The NNSS makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about any of the content of this web site (including, without limitation, any as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content).

The NNSS makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about any content of any other web site referred to or accessed by hypertext link through this web site ("3rd party site"), and does not endorse or approve the content of any 3rd party site, nor will the NNSS have any liability in connection with any of them (including, but not limited to, liability arising out of any allegation that the content of any 3rd party site infringes any law or the rights of any person or entity). 

Fact Sheets and ID sheets

The information in the fact sheets and ID sheets are provided free of charge and has been produced in good faith. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy but the NNSS accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies or any other related losses howsoever caused as a result of the use or implementation of the actions outlined in these sheets.

Accessibility statement for GB non-native species secretariat (NNSS)

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.nonnativespecies.org.

This website is run by Fera Science Ltd. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • 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)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: nnss@apha.gov.uk.

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) (external link).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The NNSS is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (external link) AA standard.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 (external link) if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. 

Some types of documents are exempt from the regulations, so we do not currently have any plans to make them accessible. If you need to access information in one of these document types, you can contact us and ask for an alternative format.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations (external link).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 29th March 2022. It was last reviewed on 29th March 2022.

This website was last tested on 28th March 2022. The test was carried out by Fera Science ltd.

We used a sampling approach to decide on the pages to test, the pages tested were selected by those which were most used and more likely to be provide accessibility issues.

The full accessibility test report is available on request.