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April Update 2020 :

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

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Accessibility Statement

This page states our intention that our website is usable and accessible to all users and details some of the measures taken. This website's objectives are to conform to the Guidelines for UK government websites, which support the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, Level AA, to ensure a Web accessibility standard have been achieved and are maintained whilst aiming to conform to WCAG 2.0 level AA standards.

This accessibility statement applies only to the Standards for Highways website at This policy does not apply to any other site, including:

Access keys

This website has not defined its own access keys, web-browser default access keys will function correctly with this website.

Alternative text

All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which where appropriate identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.

High contrast

Users who wish to view the site in high contrast can either adjust their web-browser settings or activate the option at the beginning of each page to switch between 'normal' vew and a pre-prepared 'high-contrast' option (requires JavaScript).


All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.


Most complex Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) files on this site are not tagged and are not classed as being accessible.

Although not specifically 'tagged', most PDFs should be readable through the adobe 'Read out loud' option available in some versions of Acrobat Reader.

For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section.

For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader see the site help page.

Text size

The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.


If you have any comments about the accessibility of this website or about the website in general, please contact us via our feedback page.

More help

For more information and help about changing your browser settings please visit the BBC's My Web My Way pages.