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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA):

This website is run by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority. 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 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

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible as most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

If you need information on this website in a different format such as an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact use via:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 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 guidance documents published as PDFs and published as Word documents. Where possible, these are in accessible HTML pages.  Where this isn’t possible, PDFs and Word documents meet accessibility standards.

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

Live video

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The SGSA launched its new website on 13 February 2024 which meets the accessibility requirements. We will continue to review accessibility issues and make any updates as necessary.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 13 February 2024. It was last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

This website was last tested on 22 March 2024 against the WCAG 2.1 AA standard.

The test was carried out by Forepoint, the developer used to build this website. The website structure and its most viewed pages were tested throughout the development process and using automated testing tools once complete.

This statement was reviewed on 25 March 2024.

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