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Accessibility Statement for SIS

This accessibility statement applies to the website:

This website is run by SIS. 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)


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:

  • Audio descriptive tracks are not present for pre-recorded videos.
  • Captions are not present for pre-record video content within the 6 career sub-pages.
  • Our Gender Pay Gap PDF is not titled and does not have a language defined.


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please write to P.O. Box 1300, London SE1 1BD, marking your envelope ‘Accessibility’.

In your letter include:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your address
  • the format you need - for example, plain text, braille, BSL, large print or audio CD

We’ll consider your request and will undertake to get back to you within 28 days.


Reporting accessibility problems with 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 write to P.O. Box 1300, London SE1 1BD, marking your envelope ‘Accessibility’.


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

MI6 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.


Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations


Language of PDF not defined in as news item regarding Gender Pay Gap. This is a failure of WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1 Language of Page.

We plan to resolve this by: 31 March 2021.


Disproportionate burden

We are not claiming that it is a disproportionate burden to fix any accessibility problems on our website.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 09/12/2020. It was last reviewed on 18/03/2021.

This website was last tested on 25/11/2020. The test was carried out by Zoonou.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test WCAG-EM.