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Accessibility statement

This website is run by the Beacons Registry Team with support from Made Tech.

It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand.

You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have 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.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, then contact the beacons team for assistance.

In your message, include:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your email address and name
  • the format you need

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you have any accessibility query including:

  • Issues with accessing information or using this website
  • An accessibility problem not listed on this statement
  • Any positive feedback about this website’s accessibility

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, contact

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 MCA Beacons Registry Team 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Usability restrictions

The features listed below have restricted usability for the following reasons. Error suggestions on the 'Create a Beacon Registry Account - GOV.UK' page are not specific of the error that has occurred. This fails 3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA). However, this page belongs to a third party which is beyond the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's control.

Some users found some link text difficult to read due to the low contrast of foreground and background colours (foreground: #1d70b8; background: #FFFFFF; point size: 12pt; weight: normal). The expected minimum colour contrast ratio for text of this size and weight is 7:1. This fails 1.4.6 Contrast (Enhanced) (Level AAA)

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Content and features will be regularly reviewed and improved to ensure continued accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 29th September 2021.

This website was tested and certified on 16 September 2021. The test and review was carried out by the Digital Accessibility Centre.

Digital Accessibility Centre certification with two ticks