Accessibility Statement

Civil Aviation Authority is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

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. Drones Reunited 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.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Drones Reunited 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 Drones Reunited, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below or need alternatives to content that’s not accessible.

Known limitations for Drones Reunited:

  1. Throughout the website, images either don’t have a text alternative or have an incorrect text alternative.
  2. Information such as headings, list items and data tables throughout the site lack semantic mark-up. Related information such as error message, help information and related form fields do not have an association between them.
  3. Where common input fields are used, there is no autocomplete values present.
  4. Throughout the site, colour alone is used to distinguish link elements from paragraph or nearby text.
  5. Throughout the website, there are failures of colour contrast against accessibility standards with varying impacts on the user.
  6. There are multiple instances of interactive elements not being accessible to keyboard users.
  7. No skip links are present to allow users to jump to content or to bypass navigation.
  8. Throughout the site, there are several instances of incorrect focus order such as non-interactive or hidden elements receive keyboard focus, focus not limited to the modal dialogue, interactive control receive multiple foci and focus order does not follow the content order.
  9. Some form input fields do not have validation error presented.
  10. Some input elements that require specific format do not have sufficient labels or instructions provided. For example, date input does not have an accepted date format provided on the label.
  11. HTML markup used on the site does not conform with the specification.
  12. Custom controls such as accordion, checkbox, modal dialogue, tooltip and navigation do not have accessibility properties set correctly.

Assessment approach

Civil Aviation Authority assessed the accessibility of Drones Reunited by the following approaches:

  • External evaluation


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Drones Reunited. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

Formal complaints

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


This statement was created on 29 July 2020.