Accessibility Statement

What this accessibility statement applies to

This accessibility statement applies to the website, which is operated by the lead organisation for the National Education Nature Park and Climate Action Awards programme, the Natural History Museum. The programme is funded and commissioned by the Department for Education. For a full list of the organisations involved in the programme see

How accessible our website is 

The National Education Nature Park and Climate Action Awards programme is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Accessibility and inclusivity are fundamental to our programme and we want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We expect all our users will 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)
Known issues

As we conduct this site statement, we know the issues listed below are live and our team is currently working on fixes.

Keyboard accessibility
The focus state might not have a strong enough colour contrast on all backgrounds. Some buttons might not be able to be focused on. 

Screen readers
Headings might not be in the right order, screen readers rely on the structure to navigate through the page. Links might not have enough context. Linked cards on the right might read the whole card to the user or simply ‘read more’. 

Third Party providers
There are some issues with our third party cookie provider. We will investigate a more accessible alternative. 

We’ve also worked on making the content of our website as simple as possible to understand. We write in plain English and explain scientific terms wherever possible. 
We will continue to improve the accessibility of the website as we add further functions and content as the programme develops. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the content of our websites or have any suggestions regarding accessibility, please contact us (see contact details below) and a member of our team will assist you.

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

Compliance status

Following checks of the website (majority of pages) using the tools WAVE and Lighthouse prior to launch, the website was found to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We will test the website again once further functions and content have been added. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

Our statement was initially prepared on 3 October 2023. 

Accessibility checks were completed using the tools WAVE and Lighthouse on the website (majority of pages) prior to launch on 29 September 2023. 

An Accessibility Expert reviewed the site on 7 May 2024 and updated our statement with identified issues. We are currently addressing these issues.

Feedback and contact information

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and we are keen to offer a service that supports as wide a set of needs as possible. We appreciate your feedback and your understanding, particularly if you are experiencing a frustrating problem with accessing parts of our website, including our resources and activities.

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

•    email [email protected]
•    call 020 7942 5000 (please give your number or email and ask for a member of the Nature Park team to contact you) 

Please also contact us if you find any problems which are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements.

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).

Updated 7 May 2024