Protecting the public purse

Accessibility

The Audit Commission is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website, and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

This website endeavours to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (external link), and AAA where possible. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

This site has been built using code compliant, as far as possible within the constraints of our content management system, with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

We are continually seeking solutions that will continue to improve our website’s accessibility. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us at webmaster@audit-commission.gsi.gov.uk.

Access keys

We have included the UK Government’s standard access keys to enable you to navigate the main website sections using the keyboard.

How to use access keys

For Internet Explorer and Google Chrome users, press the ‘Alt’ and the number you want, listed below.

For Firefox users, press ‘Alt’ and ‘shift’ and the number you want, listed below.

Supported keys

S – Skip navigation
1 – Homepage
2 – About us
3 – Sitemap
4 – Search
5 – Audit regime
6 – National Fraud Initiative
7 – Counter fraud
8 – Information and analysis
9 – Contact us
0 – Access key details

Audio and video

We do not have any audio or video files on this website.

PDFs

Some documents are provided as Adobe PDFs. We recognise that visually impaired users might have difficulty accessing these files. All recent PDFs are produced to be accessible however some older content may be more difficult to access.

Visit Adobe (external link) for further information about PDFs and accessibility and for free tools that will convert PDFs to plain text or HTML.

If you require a copy of PDF documents on this site in large print, in Braille, on tape, or in a language other than English, please call: 0303 444 8330.

Changing text size

You can change text size using your browser.

In Internet Explorer, go to ‘view‘ > ‘text size‘. Select the text size you require.

In Google Chrome, go to ‘customize‘ > ‘zoom‘. You can zoom in our out to the size you require.

In Firefox, go to ‘view‘ > ‘text size‘. You can increase or decrease the text size as required.

Please email us at webmaster@audit-commission.gsi.gov.uk to give us feedback – this will help us to improve our website.