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FT Website Accreditation

Digital Accessibility Centre Certificate of Accreditation

Accreditation Certificate Number:

FT Website


Financial Times

Certificate issue date:

Certificate expiry date:

Certificate status:


Desktop and Mobile


The FT website has been re-audited by the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) and is being remediated for WCAG 2.2 AA compliancy.

The DAC is awaiting confirmation of the reparation, of which the FT estimate will be complete by mid-June.


To achieve certification each website undergoes a manual technical compliance review against WCAG 2.1 to level AA.

The website underwent both a technical compliance audit and robust end to end testing by users with a wide range of disabilities including blind, low vision, dyslexia, colour blindness, mobility impairments, learning difficulties, Deaf, Asperger and anxiety and panic disorder.

All testing is carried out in line with relevant platform specific guidelines, and where applicable, conforms with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Testing also conforms to Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

List of issues

  • Live Blog: Images of graphs may not pass colour contrast ratios due to being supplied by 3rd party and reliant on important data and informaiton.
  • Climate Capital: The images and graphs have colour contrast ratio issues and non-text content. Financial Times is investigating the issues, and these will be addressed at a later date.
  • Opinion: There is no text alternative for the graphs on this page. Financial Times is investigating the issues, and these will be addressed at a later date.
  • Global Issue: Adverts and partner content may not be accessible which is out of their control. Financial Times is investigating the issues, and these will be addressed at a later date.


Scope of Testing

Journey 1
  • Homepage:
  • Article Barrier:
  • Manage Cookies:
  • Sign in:
  • MyFT:
Journey 2
  • Live Blog:
  • Streaming:
Journey 3
  • Newspaper:
  • Newspaper UK:
  • World Section:
  • UK Section:
  • Companies:
  • Technology:
  • Markets:
Journey 4
  • Climate Capital:
  • Opinion:
  • Work and Career:
  • Life arts:
  • How to spend it:
  • Alphaville:
  • Moral Money:
  • Letters:
  • Author Pages:
Journey 5
  • Opinion:
  • FT Special reports:
  • Interactive:
  • Coronavirus:
  • Normal Articles:
  • Articles with toppers:
  • Package Landing Page:
  • Package Article page:
Journey 6
  • Live Blogs:
  • Free to read:
  • My FT:
  • My FT topic view:
  • My FT Timeline View:
  • My FT Manage Topics:
  • My FT Saved Articles:
  • My FT Explore:
  • Newsletter:
  • Contact Preferences:
  • Instant Alerts:


This certificate was issued on the and represents the state of the pages audited on this date. Any further changes after the accreditation date are not covered by this certificate.

Additionally, any pages/areas of the website not listed the above scope of testing are also not covered by this certificate as we cannot guarantee their accessibility state.

We audit against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible the website is, using theWebsite Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) to evaluate conformance.