Accessibility statement for Register trainee teachers

This accessibility statement applies to Register trainee teachers.

This service is run by the Becoming a Teacher team at the Department for Education. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the service. For example, that means users 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 service using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the service using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the content on the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the text on the service as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible this service is

We know that 1 part of this service is not fully accessible. To disable auto-fill on text inputs we have set the autocomplete attribute to a non-standard value. This has been highlighted as a potential accessibility issue.

Feedback and contact information

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

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

This service was built following GOV.UK design guidelines, which meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (level AA).

Reporting accessibility problems with Register trainee teachers

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact Include ‘Accessibility’ in the subject line of your email.

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. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this service’s accessibility

The Becoming a Teacher team is committed to making Register trainee teachers accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This service is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (level AA), due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

To disable auto-fill on text inputs, we need to set the autocomplete attribute to a non-standard value. This fails WCAG 1.3.5: Identify Input Purpose.

Auto-fill is not suitable for Register trainee teachers and makes the task of registering trainee teachers more difficult.

We believe the impact of a non-standard value is minimal and the value of disabling auto-fill is much greater. The fail is unlikely to impact our users and will benefit many of them.

Read more about why and how we’ve prevented auto-fill in Register

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30 July 2021. It was last reviewed on 19 January 2022.

This service was last tested on 31 March 2021. The test was carried out by the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC).