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FT Website Accreditation

Digital Accessibility Centre Certificate of Accreditation

Accreditation Certificate Number:

FT Website

Client:

Financial Times

Project:

https://www.ft.com/

Certificate issue date:

Certificate expiry date:

Certificate status:

Platform:

Desktop and Mobile

Certification

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

The 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.

Journey

Scope of Testing

Journey 1
  • Homepage: https://www.ft.com/
  • Article Barrier: https://www.ft.com/content/80670e39-1b23-4714-a945-c3b0e3dd9b2f
  • Manage Cookies: https://www.ft.com/preferences/manage-cookies
  • Sign in: https://accounts.ft.com/login
  • MyFT: https://www.ft.com/myft
Journey 2
  • Live Blog: https://www.ft.com/content/bfeeaff9-0d7e-4f3a-bc31-329a3ad5e53f
  • Streaming: https://www.ft.com/stream/48cfb3f7-987a-4c22-85cb-a380301cbcfd
Journey 3
  • Newspaper: https://www.ft.com/todaysnewspaper
  • Newspaper UK: https://www.ft.com/todaysnewspaper/uk
  • World Section: https://www.ft.com/world
  • UK Section: https://www.ft.com/world/uk
  • Companies: https://www.ft.com/companies
  • Technology: https://www.ft.com/technology
  • Markets: https://www.ft.com/markets
Journey 4
  • Climate Capital: https://www.ft.com/climate-capital
  • Opinion: https://www.ft.com/opinion
  • Work and Career: https://www.ft.com/work-careers
  • Life arts: https://www.ft.com/life-arts
  • How to spend it: https://www.ft.com/htsi
  • Alphaville:https://www.ft.com/alphaville
  • Moral Money: https://www.ft.com/moral-money
  • Letters: https://www.ft.com/letters
  • Author Pages: https://www.ft.com/tim-bradshaw
Journey 5
  • Opinion: https://www.ft.com/content/441bb5c8-4afe-4463-9320-6c64731f7170
  • FT Special reports: https://www.ft.com/reports/international-governance
  • Interactive: https://www.ft.com/visual-and-data-journalism
  • Coronavirus: https://www.ft.com/coronavirusfree
  • Normal Articles: https://www.ft.com/content/395650fa-5b9c-11e5-a28b-50226830d644
  • Articles with toppers: https://www.ft.com/content/fe291f16-4aa6-11e7-a3f4-c742b9791d43
  • Package Landing Page: https://www.ft.com/europopulists
  • Package Article page: https://www.ft.com/content/bb1d8246-75e1-11e7-a3e8-60495fe6ca71
Journey 6
  • Live Blogs: https://www.ft.com/content/bd734008-9355-42f3-a0dc-38988d5a9a67
  • Free to read: https://www.ft.com/content/408afd90-7f25-49b9-a10d-253c5b29e743
  • My FT: https://www.ft.com/myft/following
  • My FT topic view: https://www.ft.com/myft/following/time
  • My FT Timeline View: https://www.ft.com/myft/following/topic
  • My FT Manage Topics: https://www.ft.com/myft/manage-topics
  • My FT Saved Articles: https://www.ft.com/myft/saved-articles
  • My FT Explore: https://www.ft.com/myft/explore
  • Newsletter: https://www.ft.com/newsletters
  • Contact Preferences: https://www.ft.com/myft/alerts
  • Instant Alerts: https://www.ft.com/myft/manage-topics

Disclaimer:

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.