Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Safe Driving for Life website, the website used as an information resource for all drivers and riders, from beginners to professional instructors.

This website is run by The Stationery Office (TSO) on behalf of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). 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 has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

This website is not a Public Sector Body website and is not governed by the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. However, TSO is committed to making its websites accessible.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

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

  • the payment page is not optimised for accessibility
  • the site is not built with a fully accessible responsive layout which means that some pages do not display properly on smaller screens like on mobile devices and also some of the navigation is unusable on mobile devices

A new website is currently in development that will be replacing this Safe Driving for Life website in 2021. The non-compliances listed above are being addressed in the new website and the site will be thoroughly tested to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. All images and diagrams on the new website will have text alternatives.

What to do if you can’t access parts of 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, please contact us.

TSO publishes DVSA’s official theory test revision content in a range of formats including online, books, eBooks, smartphone apps. Please visit the Shop page for more information.

We’ve also published this useful blog about disability and the DVSA theory test.

How we tested this website

This website has been tested using manual and automated accessibility tests. Both types of testing are run against the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1. Test failures are reported to our development team and the issues are worked through on a priority basis.

We carry out manual testing by selecting a representative sample of web and check that they are compliant with the Accessibility Guidelines. Our testers use the WAVE Chrome browser extension and the Microsoft Accessibility Insight Tool, both of which apply a range of checks to the page under test. Our testers also manually navigate around the pages and check that content is presented in a logical order. The last manual test took place on 21 October 2020.

We arranged for Sitemorse to conduct an automated scan of the website, focussing on the top-level pages. This allowed us to identify the most common breaches of the guidelines and prioritise our corrective actions. This website was last scanned on 3 August 2020.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 02 November 2020. It was last reviewed on 02 November 2020.